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ICHEI participated in the International Conference on AI and Education

May 19, 2019
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The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education was held in Beijing from May 16 to 18, 2019.

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter of congratulation to the Conference. President Xi Jinping pointed out that China would like to work with other countries in the world to focus on the frontier issues of AI development, to explore in depth the ideas and solutions for educational innovation under the rapid development of AI, to establish consensus, deepen cooperation, expand sharing and to work together to promote the construction of a community of shared future for mankind.

Professor LI Ming, Director of UNESCO-ICHEI and Professor ZHAO Jianhua, Deputy Director of Higher Education Research Centre, Southern University of Science and Technology was invited to attend the conference and Professor LI Ming delivered a speech entitled ‘Intelligent Online Learning Helps Solve Global Education Difficulties’.

Professor LI Ming, Director of UNESCO-ICHEI delivered a speech

During the conference, ICHEI held meetings with UNESCO officials, strategic partner Weidong Cloud Education Group, as well as representatives of project countries and partner universities, consolidate views has been exchanged during the meetings, meanwhile, ICHEI has further deepened its partnership network.

ICHEI delegates with Mr Borhene Chakroun, Director of Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO

Director LI Ming, together with Chairman of Weidong Cloud Education Group and State Minister of Science and Higher Education, Ethiopia

The International Conference on AI and Education is hosted by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese National Commission of UNESCO and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, and co-hosted by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. The theme of the conference is ‘Planning Education in the Age of AI Era: Lead the Leap’. There are about 500 delegates from more than 100 countries and around 10 international organizations gathered in Beijing to discuss the future development of global artificial intelligence and education, and the conference adopted the Beijing Consensus as the outcome document.