Expanding Human Potential: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Augmenting Intelligence

Updated: 2:58pm, 22 Jan, 2024
31 January 2024 (Wed)
Room 101, 1/F., Runme Shaw Bldg., HKU
Prof. Rose LUCKIN , University College London and EDUCATE Ventures
Chair by:
Professor Nancy Law, Deputy Director, CITE, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
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In this seminar, I will discuss the need for an interdisciplinary approach to researching and enhancing human intelligence in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). As AI systems become increasingly sophisticated, there is a risk that we underestimate the complexity of human intelligence by reducing it to the cognitive dimensions that machines can currently emulate.

I will argue for a more holistic conceptualization of intelligence grounded in developmental psychology, social interaction theory, and neuroscience research on emotion and embodiment. This view sees intelligence as an interwoven blend of academic knowledge, social skills, self-aware metacognition, subjective experience, and perceived self-efficacy.

In the seminar I will explore how this multidimensional understanding of intelligence can inform interdisciplinary research collaborations focused on augmenting human capabilities, and I will highlight the need to prioritize perceived self-efficacy, metacognitive regulation, and social adeptness over raw academic knowledge. I will also discuss the role of context, motivation, and physical cognition in intellectual development. The goal is to ensure AI complements rather than diminishes our potential while allowing us to harness technology for individual and societal progress.

About the speaker(s):

Rose Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London. Her research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from Artificial Intelligence (AI).
She has a particular interest in using AI to open up the 'black box' of learning to show teachers and students the detail of their progress intellectually, emotionally and socially. Rose is also Director of EDUCATE, a London hub for Educational Technology StartUps, researchers and educators to work together on the development of evidence-informed Educational Technology.
Rose was named on the Seldon List 2017 as one of the 20 most influential people in Education. She is a UFI charity trustee, a governor and trustee of St Paul's school in London and a governor of the Self-Managed Learning College in Brighton. She has taught in the state secondary, Further Education and Higher Education sectors, and she was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sussex.

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