With AI development rapidly booming, it is essential that we embed learning right at the roots. For this reason, we are building a new education pathway to deliver AI learning from primary and secondary schools, through post-16 and higher education settings, and including adult learning environments such as evening classes and online learning.
In addition to delivery, we are undertaking research into the various age-specific curriculums to campaign for AI learning to be formally included. One key element of this involves challenging assumptions that AI is only of interest for tech-heavy subjects, such as IT or computer science. By spreading awareness of the wide range of subjects which AI learning incorporates, from Creative Writing to Psychology to Drama, we are committed to widening interest into this once little-known area, ultimately increasing interest in it as a career path and making AI accessible for all.
Work in the Education sector has so far included collaborating with schools and colleges using the Southwest Internet of Things, a network founded by Hi9, in order to build a digital twin of the institution’s environment. Most importantly, this will use self-sustaining AI which the schools will be able to maintain and expand independently.