Estonian minister urges UNESCO member states to use AI in education

  • 2023-11-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Education and Research Kristina Kallas took part in the UNESCO education ministers' meeting and the UNESCO General Conference in Paris on Wednesday and Thursday, where she urged member states to ensure high-quality and accessible education for every child and to keep an open mind towards artificial intelligence and digital solutions.

"Artificial intelligence helps us create revolutionary new knowledge about learning, and I am convinced that in the field of education, we need to do more than just respond to new developments with guidelines and regulations, which seems to be a growing trend internationally. We need to find ways to use this new knowledge to create public good, to design better education, while fully respecting the privacy and rights of learners. It is our collective task to find the right and balanced application for artificial intelligence in education," Kallas said.

During the visit, the minister met with high-ranking education officials from Finland, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, France, Tunisia, and the OECD to promote mutual cooperation. In a meeting with Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska, Kallas reaffirmed Estonia's unwavering continued support for Ukraine in winning the war and rebuilding the country.