In just three years, as many as 28 billion (digital) devices will be networked worldwide, according to a study of the American network equipment supplier Cisco. Artificial Intelligence (AI), one mega trend of the future within digitisation, is a very advanced element of it. Thanks to built-in algorithms, machines can recognise certain patterns, for example a software “understanding” a German sentence and translating it into English.
On computers, algorithms filter search results, recommend songs, books and shampoos and block unwanted mail. On the smartphone and tablet, programmes wait for voice commands and also register every conversation and change of location very carefully.
It is unquestionably digital skills and critical thinking that are among the 21st Century Skills (OECD, EU) that have to be better implemented in school curricula and education employing a holistic approach.Firstly to set up a new mindset with educators – critical thinking and ethical principles must be implemented together with digital skills – and secondly, to better address the increasing pace of change in work and social life.
To answer these needs, the project will develop three core outputs:
- ArtIn Future – Ethics in Artificial Intelligence – training material to “clean up” with AI myths;
- ArtIn Future Digital skills – an experiential training course for educators working particularly with young (adult) learners and
- ArtIn Future – AI in the Business world, an OER HUB to help better understand how companies use AI and which competences are needed to perform these tasks.
|Erasmus+, KA226 - Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness
|IB Mitte gGmbH (Germany)
|March 2021 - February 2023
This project (project n° 2020-1-DE02-KA226-VET-008138) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.