Upper Sugar

Day 2

Wednesday June 21, 2017
9:30 – 12:00

Impact of AI on Education

Industry Challenge

Nothing can be more important than equipping society with the right skills for the AI era. AI affects what students learn and how they learn it. In other words, both the curriculum will change and the way education is delivered and assessed.

Discussion Points

  • How can AI be used to personalise education at the individual level by diagnosing individual student’s learning styles and progress and providing customised lessons?
  • What skills will still be valuable and what changes must be made to the curriculum in order to prepare students and what skills will existing professionals need to attain? What changes do we need to make to the way the curriculum is graded to promote the right teaching?
  • With a shortage of teachers, what can A.I. do to help improve the learning experience? How can it provide more leverage to current teachers?
  • How do we use A.I. to enable those who can’t afford a good education or have learning difficulties to get the best education?



  • 9:30 – 10:00 Keynote
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Panel
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Breakout Session



  • Keynote: Conrad Wolfram (Founder of computerbasedmath.org, Strategic Director at Wolfram Research Inc., Chief Executive Officer at Wolfram Research Europe Ltd.)
  • Panel Chair: Alan Greenberg (Advisor at 8GT Fund, Senior Vice President at Wideacademy)
  • Panelist: Rose Luckin (Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab)
  • Panelist: Peter Lyons (Community Lead of Digital Communications Industry at World Economic Forum)
  • Panelist: Hugo Pinto (Innovation Office & Innovation Services Leader at IBM EMEA)
  • Panelist: Mads Holmen (Founder of Bibblio)
  • Panelist: Charles Wiles (Chief Executive Office & Co-Founder of Zzish)