23 Jan 2019

The AI Classroom of Today

CENTURY
Over the next four days a live AI Classroom of Today will be showcased by the students and teachers of the Streetly Academy in collaboration with leading artificial intelligence education company, CENTURY-tech, at the Bett Show 2019 at the Excel Centre in London. Students from the Streetly Academy will be demonstrating how artificial intelligence, combined with neuroscience and learning science, has helped them to improve outcomes and save their teachers’ time. The advanced technology, which tracks every interaction of the student and uses predictive analytics, is used by over one hundred schools in England, and widely used abroad by international schools. It has demonstrated improvements in student understanding by 30% in maths, the sciences and English. The technology is able to provide deep insights to teachers on timely targeted interventions. It is claimed by recent workload survey that 81% of teachers consider quitting their jobs over the next three years. The use of artificial intelligent software, according to a impact study conducted across 80 schools using CENTURY-tech, demonstrated that it saves each teacher six hours a week on average. Artificial intelligence forms a central theme at BETT 2019. Priya Lakhani OBE, founder and Chief Executive Officer of CENTURY explained “the purpose of this live demonstration will show visitors that artificial intelligence should not be described as the “future” of education, it is being used now. We need to solve the workload challenges faced by teachers in the classroom and deliver differentiation for every child. The most important person in the classroom is the child. The most powerful person in the classroom is the teacher. Teachers spend 60% of their time on administrative tasks. We can leverage advanced technology to help reduce this burden and empower our teschers.Technology can augment teaching and learning and we wanted to show the world how it is already being used by teachers in schools across the globe.” Billy Downie, Headteacher of Streetly Academy said: “CENTURY has been a game changer for our whole school. We’re seeing dramatic improvements in student performance. Our teachers have a better understanding of their students’ needs and more time to work with their class.” About Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder, CENTURY Tech: Priya began her career as a libel lawyer. In 2008, Priya successfully launched her first social enterprise, a food company with products in nationwide supermarket chains and independent retailers. Passionate about giving back, Priya incorporated a ONE=ONE model where the company’s charitable arm provided millions of meals, 35,000 vaccinations and funded schools for the underprivileged. Priya has been a member of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Entrepreneurs’ Forum and an advisory board member to several educational organisations. She was awarded Business Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chancellor in 2009 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014. Priya is also a cofounder of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education alongside Sir Anthony Seldon, educationalist, and Professor Rose Luckin, AI in education scientist UCL. About CENTURY Tech: The award-winning teaching and learning platform for primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. The platform uses learning science, artificial intelligence and neuroscience, to create constantly adapting pathways for students and powerful assessment data for teachers. It reduces teacher workload by allowing teachers to record their feedback and instantly send it to students. FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES: Brody Herberman, Media and Communications Lead, brody.herberman@century.tech
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