Category Archives: ai

Can AI be used to mark exams? Ofqual hopes to find out

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) wants to understand whether there might be a role for AI in marking, the body announced in a blog last week. To unravel the capabilities of this technology in grading A-levels and GCSEs, the regulator will launch an ‘AI competition’. Here, Ofqual will receive several thousand student […]

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Technology will create super-teachers, not replace them

On any given day, a cursory glance at the news will reveal yet more industries being ‘taken over’ by robots. As I write this, the top Google News results feature robots saving the coral reef, robots solving Amazon’s labour conditions woes and even Iran starting to produce a robotic surgeon. There’s no escaping from the fact […]

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Kingston University students help NHS in patient record AI challenge

Students at Kingston University have taken part in a hackathon to help the NHS improve patient record systems. Two hundred of the university’s nursing, computer science, digital media and mathematics students joined health professionals and technology specialists in a nine-hour event to design new AI tools for patient records. The teams tested robotic process automation […]

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AI Index 2019: UK lags behind competitors for real-world impact

The latest AI Index 2019 Report has been published by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), and while the UK cemented its position as a powerhouse for AI-focused research, statistics show that the nation currently lags behind its peers in terms of real-world impact. The 2019 edition tracks three times as many data sets as […]

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