Machine Learning and Human Intelligence
The Future of Education for the 21st Century

Paper: 978 1 78277 251 4 / $32.95
Published: July 2018  

Publisher: UCL IOE Press
164 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
Intelligence is at the heart of what makes us human, but the methods we use for identifying, talking about and valuing human intelligence are impoverished. We invest artificial intelligence (AI) with qualities it does not have and, in so doing, risk losing the capacity for education to pass on the emotional, collaborative, sensory and self-effective aspects of human intelligence that define us. To address this, Rosemary Luckin--leading expert in the application of AI in education - proposes a framework for understanding the complexity of human intelligence. She identifies the comparative limitation of AI when analyzed using the same framework, and offers clear-sighted recommendations for how educators can draw on what AI does best to nurture and expand our human capabilities.

Table of Contents:
1. Intelligence, human and artificial
2. What is intelligence?
Part 1: Knowledge and knowing the world
3. What is intelligence?
Part 2: Knowledge of and knowing about ourselves
4. Talking about intelligence in humans and machines
5. Who moved my intelligence?
6. The power of learning and the importance of education
7. Social and meta-intelligence: How education can prepare humans for an AI world

Reviews & Endorsements:
"This book questions our relationship with knowledge, interrogates our understanding of intelligence and considers what it means to be human in the age of machines. Rose Luckin’s belief that educators can and should be the crucial agents of change in our approach to AI makes this book a vitally important read for anyone interested in preparing a generation of young people for what lies ahead."
- Lord Puttnam, Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
"This is a fascinating examination of intelligence. Rose Luckin successfully unpacks the relationship between intelligence, knowledge and information, and clarifies the competitive advantage of the elements of human intelligence over artificial intelligence. Her case for urgently moving to an intelligence-based curriculum is compelling."
- Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education and External Officer, Tes, and former Schools Minister