On September 2, 2022, SOU successfully held the international forum themed on “AI leads a new era of open learning and lifelong learning”, which took place as part of the 5th World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC 2022). The event was organized by SOU, supported by the WAIC 2022 Organizing Committee, and assisted by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE).
The forum brought together experts and scholars in the field of open learning, lifelong learning, and artificial intelligence technology. It demonstrated novel ideas, technologies and scenarios of artificial intelligence to promote open learning and lifelong learning under the background of the current digital transformation of education, and explored new models of open learning and lifelong learning for the future.
The event has provided an opportunity to discuss the implications and the transformative potential of AI on education. It has further added research experience and application scenarios to the application of digital intelligence in open learning. Through the exchange and discussion of research results, the event has sought to solve the problems encountered during the application of AI in open learning, and broadened research ideas; moreover, in accordance with the technical results and application cases, it has searched for new educational application scenarios, and enhanced the convenience and ubiquity of artificial intelligence and other technologies in the field of open learning.