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AI in Education Community

Discussing AI for Accessibility in FE

For this month’s AI in FE community meetups we held two sessions, both focused around AI for Accessibility and were joined by members of over 30 FE institutions from across the UK.   We began with some scene setting discussing the existing role AI has played in key assistive technologies and the developing role of generative […]

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Product Notes

Product Notes – Explorance MLY 

In the Jisc AI team we spend a lot of our time exploring different AI tools and services, assessing their potential to enhance education. With that in mind we are launching Product Notes, a new blog series, to share our knowledge and findings with all of our members. In each entry in this series, we’ll […]

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Product Pilots

Jamworks pilot: Initial stages

We are pleased to announce that our pilot of Jamworks, an innovative platform which uses generative AI to produce transcripts, notes and additional resources from lecture recordings, has officially begun. We had a huge amount of interest in this pilot and want to thank all institutions who took the time to apply. Several institutions have […]

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Advice and Guidance

Considering image generation and education today

Image generation in everyday AI   In late 2022 we looked at what was available to try out image generation, we recommended a few popular demo tools to try including Hugging Face’s Stable Diffusion demo, Dream Studio and Dalle-2. As with text-generating tools, we’ve since seen a huge increase in both the capability and availability of […]

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AI in Education Community

Exploring uses of AI across the FE community

This month we had around 60 attendees joining to discuss the use of AI in FE at our second community meeting.  We started with a brief presentation on some of the pilots run by the NCAITE team over the past couple of years to showcase the variety of tools we’ve seen.   Attendees participated in […]

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AI in Education Community

Discussing AI safety with the FE community

On Tuesday 28th November we held our first AI in FE discussion clinic, with just over 50 members from around the UK joining us online to discuss issues around AI safety in FE.   AI Safety in FE  The first half of our session was led by Senior AI Specialist, Paddy Shepperd, who gave a […]

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Examples of AI in education

Generative AI and accessibility in education 

AI has long been integral to many assistive technologies, and we have seen over the course of this year that there is considerable exploration occurring around the use of generative AI to enhance accessibility in education. In this post we look at a few of the emerging uses we’ve seen as well as discussing some […]

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Advice and Guidance

AI outside of education 

In this blog we explore the use of AI across a few very different sectors – Museums & Galleries, Recruitment, Air travel, and Banking. The purpose is to see how other sectors, each at their own stages of AI maturity, are innovating with the same types of AI tools which we are exploring the use […]

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Product Pilots

Student Voice Pilot – Call for participants 

This year we are partnering with Student Voice to conduct a pilot evaluating their service which uses AI to provide analysis of student feedback for institutions. We are accepting expressions of interest to take part in this pilot until 10/03/2023.  Please read through this post to find out whether this pilot could be the right […]

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Advice and Guidance

AI & Accessibility: The present and potential future of automated transcriptions

Automating transcriptions and captions is perhaps one of the most widespread uses of artificial intelligence (AI) in education today.  When aiming to increase accessibility, these technologies— which frequently combine Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to produce text from audio —are a key focus. Indeed, the provision of captions for pre-recorded materials is a […]