HAPPY 2024: in this 74th year since The Economist started mediating futures of brainworking machines clued by the 3 maths greats NET (Neumann, Einstein, Turing) people seem to be chatting about 5 wholly different sorts of AI. 1BAD: The worst tech system designers don't deserve inclusion in human intel at all, and as Hoover's Condoleezza Rice . 2 reports their work is result of 10 compound techs of which Ai is but one. Those worst for world system designs may use media to lie or multiply hate or hack, and to perpetuate tribal wars and increase trade in arms. Sadly bad versions of tv media began in USA early 1960s when it turned out what had been the nation's first major export crop, tobacco, was a killer. Please note for a long time farmers did not know bac was bad: western HIStory is full of ignorances which lawyer-dominated societies then cover up once inconvenient system truths are seen. A second AI ecommerce type (now 25 years exponential development strong) ; this involves ever more powerful algorithms applied to a company's data platform that can be app'd to hollow out community making relatively few people richer and richer, or the reverse. You can test a nation's use of this ai by seeing if efinance has invested in the poorest or historically most disconnected - see eg bangladesh's bklash, one of the most populous digital cash systems . Digital money is far cheaper to distribute let alone to manually account for so power AI offers lots of lessons but whether its good or not depends in part on whether there are enough engineers in gov & public service to see ahead of what needs regulating. There are 2 very good ai's which have only scaled in recent years that certainly dont need regulating by non engineers and one curious ai which was presented to congress in 2018 but which was left to multiply at least 100 variants today the so-called chats or LLMs. Lets look at the 2 very good ai's first because frankly if your community is concerned about any extinction risks these AI may most likely save you, One I call science AI and frankly in the west one team is so far ahead that we should count ourselves lucky that its originator Hassabis has mixed wealth and societal growth. His deep mind merged with google to make wealth but open sourced the 200 million protein databank equivalent to a billion hours of doctorate time- so now's the time for biotech to save humanity if it ever does. Alongside this the second very good AI graviates around Fei-Fei Li) in developing 20 million imagenet database so that annual competitions training computers to see 20000 of the most everyday sights we humans view around the world including things and life-forms such as nature's plants and animals. Today, students no longer need to go back to 0.1 programming to ask computer about any of these objects; nor do robots or and autonomous vehicles - see fei-fei li's book worlds i see which is published in melinda gates Entrepreneurial Revolution of girl empowerment
ED , VN Hypothesis: in 21st C brainworking worlds how people's times & data are spent is foundational to place's community health, energy and so natural capacity to grow/destroy wealth -thus species will depend on whether 1000 mother tongue language model mediates intelligence/maths so all communities cooperatively celebrate lifetimes and diversity's deep data ) . Check out "Moore exponential patterns" at year 73 of celebrating Game : Architect Intelligence (Ai) - players welcome .. some jargon

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

 The 3rd World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022) will bring together relevant stakeholders to define and prepare a roadmap for a new era of higher education. This roadmap will respond to the challenges faced by humanity and the planet, with special attention to the global disruption created by the COVID-19. It will look at both the higher education systems (norms, policies, structures, stakeholders) and institutions (universities, specialized entities, networks).

UNESCO is organizing the WHEC2022 to offer new knowledge, innovative ideas creative alliances, and produce an enlarged and reinvigorated coalition of the global higher education community in favour of the 2030 Agenda for Development and beyond.

The WHEC2022 is organised by UNESCO with the generous support of the Government of Spain, the regional Government of Catalonia, the City Hall and the Regional Authority of Barcelona and in partnership with GUNi/ACUP.



Acup has joined charm CHARM-EU (Challenge-driven, Accessible, Research-Based and Mobile European University)

It is the joint initiative of five research-focused universities: the University of Barcelona, ​​Trinity College Dublin, the University of Utrecht, the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and the University of Montpellier.

Acup has joined 

ACUP has joined the European Community Engagaement methods https://www-tefce-eu.translate.goog/toolbox?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

Additional university partner collaborations  https://www.unesco.org/en/education/unitwin


When and where?

The UNESCO World Higher Education Conference will take place from 18 to 20 May 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. 

2022 Conference PROVISIONAL AGENDA Main Day 1


Round Table TEG Round TableTheme 1:Impact of COVID in Higher Education

Round Table Flexible Learning Pathways - IIPE

Round Table How can higher education institutions (HEIs) be transformed

into lifelong learning institutions? (UIL)

Round Table: Coping with Catastrophe through Collaboration:

Reflections from the WUN Consortium ‘Education in a Warming World' (Worldwide University Network)

Round Table Protecting students in cross-border higher education:what next? OECD-UNESCO

Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education (Achim Hopbach - Thomas Weko)

Hed Talk: Digital Credentials – The key to global learner mobility and lifelong learning? (DAAD, Alexander Knot/Groening Declaration Network)

Hed Talk Minister of Sciences Colombia

Hed Talk: Neema Nduma (L'Oreal Women in Science) Technical Carreers among girls studentss and

preventing girls to drop up school

Hed Talk ICEFIL Bijay Vice-President - International Centre of Excellence

For Innovative Learning (ICEFIL)

Hed Talk: Intl Media and Information Literacy (UNESCO Com. Sector)

Hed Talk Is Distance Education, the Ugly Duckling Finally a Swan? (Asha Kanwar, President of COL)

Round Table New Skillsets for Leadership Education: The role of Management Schools in driving societal impact (PRME United Nations Global Compact)

Round Table TEG Round Table Theme 10: Reimagining the Futures of Higher Education

Hed Talk Digital Disruption in Higher Education (MIT)

Hed Talk: What Makes Future Talent? Let's Map the Gaps TOGETHER!(Lesley White, HUAWEI)

Special Session Global Convention High Level Session

Hed Talk Is higher education doomed with Inequalities? (University of Luxembourg, Juliee Torabian)

Hed Talk

The Internet of Education: Creating an Open Architecture for the Learning Economy (Chris Purifoy)

Round Table MIT - A Porous Campus (Julia Reynolds)

Hed Talk: To Belong or Not to Belong:That is the Question. Equity, Inclusion and Pluralism (Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert)

Hed Talk: Hadi Partovi/ Leonardo Ortiz Code.org: El lenguaje de las

Round Table Youth Skills Training throught High Technical Education in Africa China Fund in Trust (CFIT)

Round Table Internationalization o fhigher education in MENA in the post-pandemic

context: mobility of knowledge for skills development (Center for Mediterranean Integration)

Round Table Code.org: El lenguaje de las máquinas, el idiomadel futuro.

Round Table Achieving Gender equality in and through Higher Education.

HED Leaders of HEIs featured as case studies. (The Times Higher

Round Table Global Citizenship in Higher Education (Maastrict University)

Hed Talk Presentación del Libro: Miradas sobre la Autonomía

Universitaria (Paulo Falcon)

Hed Talk: Dany Trujillo (Youth representative) composer and educator

Hed Talk Tech4Good: Accenture,Samsung etc. (Fund. Princesa de Girona)

Hed Talk Promises and perils of new technologies to improve education & employment opportunities.

(Annelies Goger/Brookings Inst.)

Hed Talk What is the blockchain and why is it relevant for education? (Robert Hawkins, World Bank)

Hed Talk: Potentiality and the whole brain approach for higher education in the 21st century: Findings from the International Science and Evidence based Education Assessment(ISEE) (MGIEP)

Hed Talk Fundación Cotec Decálogo del cambio universitario (FPdGI)

Round Table Addressing equity processes with international accrediting organization (CHEA/CIQG)

Round Table Higher Education in Situations of Conflict and Fragility and Inclusion of Refugees in National Higher Education Systems (UNHCR)

Round Table: Understanding international aid to HED Five International Development partners

(DAAD, Campus France,Nuic, Norway, British Council) & the DHG IESALC