AI for accessibility and inclusion

Activity: Talk or presentation for an academic audienceInvited talk for an academic audience


Vygotsky saw learning as taking place in a ‘zone of proximal development’, where what a child could do with support from a ‘more knowledgeable other’ today, would become what they could do independently tomorrow. Prof Berry presents AI as potentially taking on the role of the more knowledgeable other, particularly for learners who might normally struggle to access the curriculum. He offers some insights into how pupils can learn about the concepts on which AI is built, and then explores some practical ways in which free tools can support pupils with the language demands of the school curriculum, from text to speech and speech to text tools, through machine translation to the potential of ChatGPT and generative AI tools. He concludes with some thoughts on the ethical and long term implications of these technologies.

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Period28 Apr 2023
Event titleCARNET Users Conference 2023
Event typeConference
LocationRovinj, CroatiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational