Dr. Wayne Holmes

Wayne Holmes is an Associate Professor in the UCL Knowledge Lab at University College London. His research takes a critical studies perspective to the teaching and application of Artificial Intelligence in educational contexts (AI&ED), and their ethical, human, and social implications. Wayne is leading the Council of Europe’s project: Artificial Intelligence and Education. A critical view through the Lens of Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law; he is also Consultant for the Technology and AI in Education unit at UNESCO, for which he co-wrote AI and Education: Guidance for Policy-makers; and he is Senior Researcher in AI&ED for IRCAI (the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO). Wayne has also co-written Artificial Intelligence in Education. Promise and Implications for Teaching and Learning (Holmes et al., 2019), Citizens Interacting with AI Systems (for the EU JRC, Vuorikari and Holmes, 2022), State of the Art and Practice in AI in Education (Holmes and Tuomi, 2022), and The Ethics of AI in Education. Practices, Challenges and Debates (Holmes and Porayska-Pomsta, Eds, 2022). Wayne has given invited keynote talks on AI&ED to audiences around the world.