Ed Tech at Digifest 2019

Ed Tech attended Digifest 2019 this week. Run by JISC, the aim of this HE/FE conference aimed to “explore the power of digital and look in detail at what next-generation digital students need to thrive”.

The impact of machine learning was a recurring theme in the keynote speeches and take-home messages included:

to avoid bias, we need to ensure that data sets used in machined learning are explicitly inclusive; today’s graduates will have multiple careers, mostly in jobs that do not currently exist; to be employable in a world where machine learning/artificial intelligence is ubiquitous, humans will need three key skills: creativity, empathy, accountability.

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