EP 05 – Dan Bowen – AI in Education

By Nick Burnett

What does it take to raise and educate amazing kids? How can we best prepare them for the astonishing future that is coming up? The research and everyday options can sometimes seem overwhelming, and so, in this series of podcasts, Nick Burnett and Tony Ryan will offer some practical insights for educators and parents alike. With a focus on 12-year-old Georgie, who will be 32 years old in 2039 AD, they will outline a number of key elements on what is needed to help her live a fulfilling life.

In Episode 5 Nick talks with Dan Bowen from Microsoft about:

• Impact of the technology
• The role of a technology strategist
• The gap between supply and demand for AI based skills
• The current and potential role of AI in education
• The role of AI in supporting wellbeing for leaders, teachers and students
• The importance of trust, transparency and privacy as central in all things technical
• The useful use of data through AI
Dan works for Microsoft as a technology strategist. His goal is to work with schools, Royal Medical Colleges and Early learning providers to improve their outcomes and digitally transform in all areas from Cloud to platforms and from Modern Workplace transformation to Mixed Reality.

He has a depth of experience in the education sector and have been involved in schools, colleges, universities, corporate environments, blue light services and defence. He also started the AI in Education podcast with his colleague @rayfleming which can be found here: http://aipodcast.education/
Other useful links:
education.microsoft.com/en-us educationblog.microsoft.com/en-au/ 

Contact: dabowen@microsoft.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danbowen1/

Twitter: @dan_bowen