The futures of futures studies
Pushing the boundaries of futures thinking
27 October 2023 (Friday), 11:00-13:00, imagine2

Shaping the Future of Education through Technological Innovations: A Focus on China

China, home to the largest student population in the world, has long boasted a deeply competitive educational landscape. This competition, fueled by the Gaokao college entrance system, has raised significant concerns about school burdens and the widespread disparities in socio-economic and geographical resources for education. This talk will explore how the latest advances in artificial intelligence, such as AI-based language models like GPT, could revolutionize the educational arena and address these pressing issues of educational inequality.

With around 150 million primary, secondary, and high school students, China indeed stands at the forefront of technological integration in education. Innovative, AI-driven educational technologies are already making waves within the country, paving the way for a more equitable educational future. This presentation will delve into the potential of AI as a game-changer for education, specifically focusing on its impact on Chinese educational systems.

We will highlight how these technological innovations can transform the way we educate our students, offering more personalized, accessible, and effective learning opportunities for all, regardless of their socio-economic or geographical circumstances. The future of education, it seems, may well be shaped by AI and other technological innovations we are developing today.

Vice-President for Institutional Advancement
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology