ESGAM President Leads Panel Discussion on AI in Education at National Education & Learning Summit 2024 organized by KSI

Adj. Practice Professor Cheah Kok Hoong, President of ESGAM moderated a panel session titled “AI in Education: Exploring the Potential and Challenges of Integrating AI into the Classroom,” at The 2024 National Education & Learning Summit, organized by¬†KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific. The panel featured¬†Ts. Kwang Ming Ng, CEO of¬†Digital Penang¬†Sdn Bhd, Malaysia; Prof. Dr.¬†Premkumar Rajagopal, President of¬†Malaysia University of Science and Technology¬†(MUST); Puan Zuhairah Ali, President of the National Association for Gifted and Talented Children (NAGC) Malaysia; Associate Professor¬†Dr. Sasa Arsovski, Dean of AI & Robotics Faculty,¬†Raffles University; and Mr.¬†Anthony Ng¬†Mun Sun, CEO & Co-Founder of¬†MIT Academy¬†&¬†MITmetaverse.org, Malaysia.

Key takeaways from the panelists provided valuable insights into the potential and challenges of integrating AI into the education sector. Ts. Ng Kwang Ming highlighted Penang’s successful initiatives in incorporating technology and AI into education, advocating for a strong collaboration between industry and educational institutions to drive innovation. Prof. Dr. Premkumar Rajagopal highlighted the human element in AI and the significance of flexible and adaptive learning, along with the use of the Balanced Scorecard approach for strategic evaluation of AI integration. Puan Zuhairah Ali stressed the need for proper hardware and infrastructure in public schools and the role of AI in promoting creativity and innovation in students. Associate Professor Dr. Sasa Arsovski discussed the potential of AI and quantum computing in advancing education, cautioning against neglecting AI’s transformative impact. Mr. Anthony Ng underscored the necessity for transparency and policy support in effectively integrating AI in education and the need for reskilling and upskilling individuals for AI-driven workplaces.

The session concluded with a call to action for participants to embrace AI thoughtfully and responsibly in education. The panelists emphasized using AI as a supportive tool that enhances teaching and learning while retaining the essential human touch in education. Attendees were encouraged to leverage AI’s potential to advance education while ensuring ethical considerations and fostering ongoing collaboration for a sustainable future. By focusing on human-AI synergy, the panelists urged the audience to create a balanced and forward-looking educational landscape.

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