UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference report: Artificial Intelligence in education and training Virtual conference report, UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum, 11 to 15 November 2019. Moderated by Kelly Shiohira and James Keevy, JET Education Services, South Africa
A considerable amount of attention has been placed on Artificial Intelligence, its impact on innovations in various sectors, and its implications for the transformation of the workforce and the labour market. Many of the professions that will most likely be affected by labour market transformations brought about by AI are linked with technical and vocational education and training. These changes mean that institutions must offer a changing set of skills – including digital and transversal skills – to students in order to ensure students’ continued employability. An education system which is responsive to labour market demands will incorporate AI both in its own systems and in the education and training provided to students. This report captures the outcomes of the virtual conference on the future of TVET teaching and learning that took place from 11 to 15 November 2019.