This week Heriot-Watt welcomed one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, educationalists and political authors to its Edinburgh Campus, as part of the Vice-Chancellor Distinguished Lecture Series.
Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, delivered an insightful talk to members of our Heriot-Watt community from across the globe; including staff, students, alumni, court members and fellow educational leaders.
Sir Anthony discussed how Artificial Intelligence will change learning and teaching in universities, and the world into which our students will go. He called on educators everywhere to open their eyes to the fast approaching revolution in Artificial Intelligence, asking if are we ready to embrace this evolution and shape AI to the best advantage of education and humanity as a whole.
There is no more important issue facing education than the fast approaching revolution in Artificial Intelligence. AI will be an altogether new way of spreading quality education across the world, especially to those hundreds of millions who do not have it. We have to embrace this revolution and ensure that we shape it to the best advantage of humanity.
Sir Anthony Seldon