Wednesday 19 May 2021

New national centre will ‘unleash the power of AI’ in education

Jisc have launched a national centre for artificial intelligence (AI) in tertiary education, seeking to embed immersive technologies in university and college education.

AI is predicted to increase our national GDP by 10.3% by 2030, but a lack of investment in AI for education is endangering the UK’s global competitiveness. Jisc’s national centre addresses this gap.

Informed by their AI in tertiary education report, Jisc aims for the national centre to deliver AI solutions at 60 colleges and 30 universities within five years.  

The Centre will initially be staffed by a dedicated team of seven AI experts, plus consultants and partners from industry and education.

More details from Jisc