Technology and Innovation

AI and Education Guidance for Policymakers



Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds the promise to address key education challenges, revolutionize teaching and learning methods, and expedite progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). Despite its potential, the swift advancement of AI in education introduces various risks and complexities that surpass current policy discussions and regulatory frameworks.

This guide is designed for policymakers, providing insights on optimizing AI opportunities, mitigating associated risks, and navigating the evolving intersection of AI and education. It covers fundamental AI aspects, explores emerging trends in education, emphasizes ethical and inclusive AI use, outlines AI’s role in enhancing education, and outlines challenges in aligning AI with SDG 4. 

Policy Recommendations

  1. A system-wide vision and strategic priorities
  2. Overarching principle for AI and education policies   
  3. Interdisciplinary planning and inter-sectoral governance 
  4. Policies and regulations for equitable, inclusive, and ethical use of AI 
  5. Master plans for using AI in education management, teaching, learning, and assessment 
  6. Pilot testing, monitoring and evaluation, and building an evidence base
  7. Fostering local AI innovations for education
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