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AI in Education: Who Are We?

Education plays a crucial role in fully exploiting the opportunities and minimizing the negative impacts that artificial intelligence (AI) offers. The education system must be sufficiently flexible and focus on the development of complex knowledge and skills that are applicable in high-value positions. The integration of digital technologies into teaching and the overall development of this area in the education system are necessities.

The organization prg.ai and Charles University have established a group that, in light of progress in the field of artificial intelligence, will prepare Czech education for the inevitable changes. The purpose of the group is to collectively find answers to challenges associated with the expansion of AI, currently focusing on large language models (including the widely discussed tool ChatGPT).

Representatives from Charles University, Masaryk University, Czech Technical University, the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Palacký University in Olomouc, National Pedagogical Institute, Smíchov Industrial Secondary School, AI for Children, 42 Prague, and other institutions are collaborating within the group.

The development of artificial intelligence brings the opportunity for a critical look at the content and form of education and the transformation of strategic documents, including study programs at universities. The education sector can expect a dynamic period, and it is necessary for educational institutions to cooperate and create and share examples of good practice.

In the short term, the effort is to provide methodological support to actors within not only higher education for incorporating artificial intelligence into the educational process, offer solutions in the field of ethics of final theses and scientific texts, including the provision of courses and training.

From a long-term perspective, the goal is to help transform and redefine educational programs and graduates' outcomes, not only in the field of university study programs but also towards other levels of the education system, lifelong learning, and re-skilling.

It is important to emphasize that we are creating principles and recommendations primarily for students, educators, researchers, and school management intended for universities. Recommendations have also been made for elementary and secondary schools.