Amy Loutfi

Professor, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Artificial Intelligence, Department of Science and Technology, Örebro University

Professor Amy Loutfi is the task leader of Education and Training activities in the AI4EU consortium. She leads and supports the vision of becoming the leading platform and one-stop source for educational resources in AI, targeted towards students in higher education, working professionals and teachers in secondary school across Europe. Amy Loutfi has a research background in AI and received her Ph.d in 2006 in the area of machine perception. Today, she is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Artificial Intelligence at Örebro University, charged with identifying ways of integrating AI on other courses and study programmes. Professor Loutfi is also involved in several projects related to artificial intelligence in collaboration with the public and private sector, including courses in AI aimed at working professionals called SMARTER (oru.se/ai-courses). In 2020, Prof. Loutfi was appointed one of eleven experts of the Restart Commission in Sweden representing her area of expertise in digitalization and new technologies. The task of the Restart Commission is to put forward a plan for a restart of Sweden in the wake of the corona pandemic, which includes a specific emphasis on lifelong learning.

Amy is speaking at

Focus Track 4 - New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new Society
November 4, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Speakers

  • Stefan Göllner (Parallel session chair) Innovation manager, Stifterverband / AI Campus
  • Jan Smith (Speaker) Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden
  • Amy Loutfi (Speaker) Professor, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Artificial Intelligence, Department of Science and Technology, Örebro University
  • Florian Rampelt (Speaker) Managing Director , AI Campus / KI-Campus
  • Natalie Cernecka (Speaker) IMT
  • Ville Valtonen (Speaker) Reaktor Education

Description

In order to realize the tremendous potentials that Artificial Intelligence and BIG DATA technologies are expected to have as a main driver for economical, technological and societal innovation, joint efforts are needed across Europe to improve AI skill across all fields of education and to make the best educational resources accessible for a broad community of learners.

In this session we ask for appropriate approaches to implement innovative, state-of-the-art learning opportunities and platforms. We focus on the topic of AI skills and open educational approaches (OER). We reflect such approaches from the perspective of higher education, research, non-formal education as well as further education and lifelong learning.

We also address the question, how national initiatives to facilitate online learning in the field of AI and Data Literacy can become better coordinated on a European level. The session wants to encourage joining forces to make high quality educational resources openly and widely accessible to students and lifelong learners across all member states.

Questions that are related to this challenge include:

  • Which learning opportunities and platforms, I. e. examples of good practice, do currently exist across Europe?
  • Which approaches have proved especially successful?
  • Which skills and competences should especially be focused on? Which professional fields could be a priority on European level
  • Which standards and guidelines for a European AI skills ecosystem could be developed?
  • Which approaches could ensure joint open standards and interoperability of platforms from different EU member states?

We bring together in this session practitioners on online learning, teaching experts, as well as political strategists that all have a profund interest in a conclusive implementation of a future oriented AI educational strategy.

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