AI and the Future of Education

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6pm - 7.15pm : Production Theatre, Norwich University of the Arts

AI and Technology Under £10 Adult Only
  • Hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets

Duke Street Riverside Building, Norwich, NR3 3DX

Experts discuss the impact of AI on learning

How might artificial intelligence shape the future of education?

A panel of leading experts from across the education sector come together to discuss how advancements in AI might change our lessons, lectures, and exams. Covering issues of plagiarism, the use of ChatGPT and how technology can enhance the learning experience, this event will be of incredible interest and value to teachers, educators, parents, and students alike.

With thanks to participants from Norwich School, Norwich University of the Arts, Ormiston Victory Academy, and the University of East Anglia. This panel will be chaired by Jo Durrant.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Professor Oli Buckley is no longer able to take part in this event.

Age 16+


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About Jo

Jo Durrant is the award-winning presenter of the independent arts & science podcast ‘Jo Durrant’s Beautiful Universe’. She’s also a highly respected and accomplished interviewer and chair, and for twenty years Jo was a presenter, producer and reporter with BBC Radio.

Jo Durrant is an award-winning podcast presenter, interviewer and chair.

About Alex

Alexander Grant is Assistant Head at Norwich School, and an experienced teacher with an MA in Contemporary History and Politics from the University of London. He completed his PGCE at St Anne’s College, Oxford and, after a stint teaching in China, taught at leading independent schools in London including six years at Highgate School. Part of his remit at Norwich School involves the development of digital and IT strategy, as well as engaging with the opportunities and challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence.

Alex Grant

About Melissa

Melissa Youngman is the Assistant Principal for Attendance and Safeguarding at Ormiston Victory Academy, and is an IT and Computer Science teacher of 14 years, teaching Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Melissa uses AI at a basic level in her role - in automated grading, but also to support students with access both in the classroom and at home.

Melissa Youngman

About Mark

Mark Wickham is the Director of the Computer Arts and Technology Programme at Norwich University of the Arts, heading up a team across the University's internationally recognised courses in Animation, Animation and Visual Effects, Games Art and Design, Games Development, Creative Computing and Creative Technology. Mark has over 25 years’ experience creating digital art, and is informed by an understanding of technical constraint in computing, combined with an enthusiasm for creative problem solving to enhance production methodologies.

Mark Wickham

About Richard

Richard Harvey trained as an electrical engineer, but after completing his PhD worked as a defence scientist. He joined UEA in 1993, where he is a Professor of Computer Science, studying problems in Artificial Intelligence. He is probably best known for teaching a computer to lip-read humans in multiple languages!

His current work is focused on the way we form codes for communication and machine understanding. Richard is also leading on a programme in partnership with the Universities of Cambridge and Lincoln to educate fifty new robot scientists.

Professor Richard Harvey