On September 1, 2023, project partner Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) presented the AI4Gov project at the University of Brasilia, Brazil. The lecture entitled “AI and the future of building and sharing knowledge: Revolutionising learning experiences based on open data” was addressed to the local academic circle of University of Brasilia. The face-to-face lecture was part of the activities commemorating the 30th anniversary of the UNESCO Chair in Distance Education (https://educacaoaberta.org/en/pessoas/tel-amiel/).
The central theme of the presentation was the potential of AI in democratising access to credible and quality information, opening up new paths for personalised learning, adaptive assessments and intelligent tutoring systems. During the talk, the transformative impact of AI on the future of education and the transmission of knowledge in general, its applications, benefits and challenges were addressed. The talk also presented some prototypes built on databases of world news, social media and scientific publications. It also addressed new trends in identifying and analysing biases, as well as the ethical issues involved in applying these automations.
Following the presentation, JSI met with representatives from the Brazilian ministry of science and education.