Reflections on United Nations SDGs:
n.4 Quality Education


Universitat Ramon Llull has realized this insight through the written article of Prof Elisabet Golobardes Ribé, Vice-Rector for Academic Organization and Quality | Digital University, and the video of Carlos Vazquez Parra, student in the same University

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 with the goal of providing a path for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The core of the Agenda is represented by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which represent an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership to adopt strategies that aim to end poverty and other deprivations, improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth. The Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities is collecting insights from SACRU experts and students on the SDGs. 

This contribution is by the Universitat Ramon Llull on SDG n.4: Quality Education

Artificial Intelligence, Education and Humanism

Written by Elisabet Golobardes Ribé, Vice-Rector for Academic Organization and Quality | Digital University

The irruption of ChatGPT, last November 2022, entered with great force into the heart of society, in homes, in companies, in schools and in the university. Suddenly, there is news about Artificial Intelligence (AI) every day and in any media. It is worth saying that the concept of AI was born around 1956 and aimed to group algorithms that performed tasks that would be considered intelligent if performed by a human. And, of course, a software, ChatGPT, that “converses better” than many humans confuses us. Both for the use and for the abuse we can make of it. Then a new earthquake comes, the results of the latest PISA 2022 report, which indicate that reading comprehension and mathematical knowledge are declining. Is AI responsible? Will AI displace education? Or could it be the path to follow?

Let’s stop for a moment. Remember that AI and ChatGPT are just tools. What we have to offer the members of university campuses are spaces to think, to discuss, to exchange points of view, to learn from each other, to respect each other. It is up to us to train responsible, ethical, and critical people and professionals. That they are able to listen, understand what they read and know how to write and communicate properly. What is needed is more humanism. That AI is a well-used tool that can also help enhance these more digital and, at the same time, more human skills. In fact, we, on our campus, have prepared and made available to everyone recommendations for the proper use of Artificial Intelligence-based tools, which have been developed by the Working Group on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence Tools Applied to Teaching-URL.

We must continue to educate, educate, and educate.

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