RGS welcomes Artificial Intelligence Innovator to training event
We were delighted to welcome Priya Lakhani OBE, to our latest Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) event this week.
Priya is the Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, an award-winning AI Education technology company that each of our four schools are currently trialling. Priya’s mission is to help teachers across the world to remove learning roadblocks so that every student can succeed. She shared her vision for how artificial intelligence (AI) can help achieve this in Education.
Priya detailed all the advances in technology that are part of artificial intelligence systems that Century Tech are building, aiding pupils 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 homework, assessment 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 disrupt and improve education and we are proud to be involved in utilising a technology that shows so much promise”.
Priya was awarded the title ‘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 UK’s coalition government, and was appointed to the UK government’s AI Council in 2019.
The RGS Worcester RTC events provide Educational Technology Continuous Professional Development for our own staff, but also to the wider educational community and therefore ultimately benefit as many children as possible, locally, nationally and even internationally.
Mr John Jones, Director of Innovation