• Artificial intelligence: an overview for policy-makers

    A 21 page report from the UK Government Office for Science, giving us an introduction to artificial intelligence, looking at some of the including the opportunities and ‎implications for society and government as well as the implications for the future of decision making.

    "Artificial intelligence has arrived. In the online world it is already a part of everyday life, sitting invisibly behind a wide range of search engines and online commerce sites. It offers huge potential to enable more efficient and effective business and government but the use of artificial intelligence brings with it important questions about governance, accountability and ethics.

    Realising the full potential of artificial intelligence and avoiding possible adverse consequences requires societies to find satisfactory answers to these questions. This report sets out some possible approaches, and describes some of the ways government is already engaging with these issues."

    Download the report here.

  • From Blockchain to BadgeChain

    While not initially coined to describe a technical object, but rather a team of Open Badge enthusiasts willing to exploit the benefits of blockchains, BadgeChain is also a word that might be used in the future to describe a new technical object resulting from the merger of blockchains and Open Badges.

  • The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction

    Is blockchain poised to be “the next big thing” in education?

    This has become a question I hear with increasing frequency about a technology that, up until quite recently, was primarily associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The subtext to the question, I suppose: do educators need to pay attention to the blockchain? What, if anything, should they know about it?  Tips to Help You Select the Right Learning Management System