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Professor Rose Luckin appointed Specialist Adviser by Education Committee

21 December 2018

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) academic Professor Rose Luckin has been appointed by the Education Committee as a Special Adviser for its fourth industrial revolution inquiry.

Rose Luckin

As part of this role, Professor Luckin will attend sessions of the Committee in Westminster and brief and advise Committee members throughout the inquiry.

Professor Luckin’s research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from Artificial Intelligence (AI). She is Director of EDUCATE, a unique project bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators with academics, researchers and educators, to deliver world-class EdTech products and services. In October, Professor Luckin gave evidence to the inquiry.

Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

"We are delighted that Professor Luckin has accepted our invitation to be a Specialist Adviser. Her recent book 'Machine Learning and Human Intelligence: The future of education for the 21st century' demonstrates the breadth and depth of her knowledge and how she is at the forefront of the debate about artificial intelligence and our education system.

"Our inquiry is a really important piece of work and part of the Committee's on-going focus on productivity and social justice. The inquiry will examine how best to prepare young people for future changes to the labour market, the role of lifelong learning and re-skilling and the risks associated with increased automation. We look forward to benefiting from Professor Luckin's vast experience and knowledge of these areas."

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