RGS welcomes Artificial Intelligence Innovator to training event – Attain News

15th June 2021 The RGS Worcester Family of Schools was delighted to welcome Priya Lakhani OBE, to their latest Apple Regional Training Centre event.

Priya is the Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, an award-winning Artificial Intelligence (AI) educational technology company that produces intelligent software that each of the RGS schools is currently trialling. Priyas mission is to help teachers across the world remove learning roadblocks so that every student can succeed and she shared her incredible vision for AI in education at this event.

Priya detailed all the advances in technology that are part of the AI systems that Century Tech are building, aiding pupils to develop in their learning. Priya was very focused on the fact that this was not to replace teachers with a computer but to help teachers with quality personalised homework, assessments modules and additional study tools for pupils to reinforce learning outcomes.

Director of Innovation, John Jones commented:

It was incredible to hear about the possibilities afforded by AI in Education from someone with the knowledge and passion of Priya Lakhani. She created Century Tech to improve education and we are proud to be involved in utilising a technology that shows so much promise. This is all about children being able to learn more effectively.

Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, said:

"I was honoured to be asked by RGS Worcester, an incredibly innovative and exciting school, to share my insights on artificial intelligence and education. AI is having a transformative effect on education, from improving the way that children learn to make teachers lives easier and more productive. Leading schools like RGS Worcester are seizing on the benefits of this technology to offer an even more outstanding education."

Background Info:

Priya was awarded Business Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chancellor in 2009 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014. In 2018, she co-founded the Institute for Ethical AI in Education and in 2019, Priya was named Economic Innovator of the Year by The Spectator, was a business advisor to the UKs coalition government, and was appointed to the UK governments AI Council in 2019.

The RGS Worcester Regional Training Centre events provide Educational Technology training for teachers across the local community. During the pandemic, these events have been held online and draw a national and even international audience of educators. The hope is to benefit lots of children by reaching teachers in as many forward-thinking schools as possible.

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