Machine learning and AI are university infrastructure. AIs working across massive linked databases do all the heavy lifting of academic work from literature reviews to student assessment.
Surveillance is pervasive from the movement of staff around campus to students’ attendance, engagement and behaviours. Acceptance of this is high because the gains are signiﬁcant and very few care about eroded privacy rights. Information is continually sifted, sorted and pushed to students, academics and administrators on a just-in-time basis and with inﬁnite granularity.
Conventional student assignments are no longer required as AI-enabled analysis of historic, behavioural and neuro data provides an instant categorisation of their capacities. No-one writes essays or reports any more, because AI does it better via instantaneous search and synthesis of massive amounts of data and complex texts.
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Next scenario (The Universal University)
Higher Education Futures (project page)