We intend to Charter the first annual guide to humanise ai (artificial
intel) and all 2020s technologies preferentially applied to the core sdgs- poverty-tech, food-tech, health-tech, education-tech,
equality-tech and so forth
We aim to open source version 0 of this
by September 2021 in time to host fringe debates/zooms at cop26 Glasgow Nov 2021 on integrating core sd goals as well as climate
blueprints. AI will also be pivotal to vaccine logistics for 7.5 billion people and communities leaping forward from covid
making the 2020s the most exciting time to be in -or value - the younger half of the world. This will be the 260th year of
humans and machines due to what James Watt and Adam Smith started up at Glasgow University.
In Remembrance Sir Fazle Abed died 20 December 2019
2021 is also the 60th
year of alumni networking around the greatest poverty alleviation networker i have been privileged to help graduate journalists
interview. After himself graduating in naval engineering from Glasgow U, Sir Fazle spent a decade rising to be East Pakistan's
regional CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, before a cyclone killed one million people all around him. This life changing moment caused
him to spend the rest of his life turning Bangladesh and co-leadership partnerships into labs empowering village women and
their daughters to end rural poverty and play a full part in nation building. Brac's brand architecture
evolved into the world's largest NGO partnership as well as the first one amplifying both a girls world and South Asian cultural
I first heard of the idea that the sdg world needed new university
coalitions at a remembrance dinner roundtable to my father's life work hosted by the Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh in
which Sir Fazle Abed was invited as chief guest. Soon most Asian ambassadors were joining in a two pronged
debate: Brac university was to be Fazle Abed's legacy and Sir Fazle advocated a map for sustainable Asia : for every 40 million
Asians a new university needed to be linked in to help mediate both the deepest data relevant to open society and those tech
wizards who find their greatest life changing moment in ai for sdgs..
sources for the first annual will be any educator in open society education networking who seeks to unite lives matter or
liberate youth empowered solutions to our species most urgent coalition challenge : to be or not to be.
co-author with The Economist's Norman Macrae
research associate of Brac University
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all reporting errors are mine alone
schools of entrepreneurship are particularly picky about which English words to apply. bottom-up, locally & globally
For example we are comfy with "charter" in the sense of royal
families giving entrepreneurial permission to network partners around a sustainable purpose - eg Royal Geo Soc, Royal Soc
of Arts, Royal Society of Medicine .. and the society of societies - Royal Society https://www.youtube.com/royalsociety
Back in 1843 Smithian and Diaspora Scot James Wilson started THE Royal
Society news letter -aka The Economist -facilitating debates of whether empire processes could change from eg slavemaking
to commonwealth; unfortunately for James, Queen Victoria and Albert the Prince Concert liked his idea and dispatched him to
Calcutta with her permission "the charter bank for designing economics South Asians needed"; there James died of
diarrhea within 9 months of landing. It wasn't until 120 years later that Fazle Abed and Unicefs James
Grant made the intel of oral rehydration a primary school practice and soon epidemiologists became core to Brac's village
networking intel as well as the genesis of Brac University's first college James Grant School of Public Health
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Back in 1860 James Wilson's son-in-law Walter Bagehot took up the double
challenge of editing The Economist and Mediating transformation of the English Constitution.
My special interest as a statistician is in transparency of partnerships auditing exponential multipliers,
intangibles and deep trust partnerships My 1995 book with The Economist Intel Unit "Brand Chartering Handbook"
mapped a way to mediate sustainability local and global partnerships. Today I am hopeful that I have learnt
from which professions suppressed our attempt to value the most purposeful brand leaders worldwide; therefore we urgently
hope ai will now prove to be a smarter subject to charter how and why the younger half of the world open
up society's maps to being the first sdg generation
On Norman Macrae
My father had a series of life changing viewpoints which he used as optimistic mediation lenses
1930s grew up in British embassies most impacted by Stalin and Hitler,
survived his last days as teenager in world war 2 navigating planes in allied bomber command over modernday Myanmar surrounded
by the great Bay of Bengal, Asean and continent of South China; joined up to Keynes last class on theeconomics profession
Hippocratic oath to systematically end poverty
1950s was the only journalist
in Messina 1955 at birth of EU, one of the last people to interview John von Neumann inspiring curiosity
about the future of ai labs launched by the Irish American John McCarthy to twin Atlantic smart studies
out of MIT Boston and Pacific smart studies out of Stanford
1962 in his 15th year as Economist sub
editor was permitted to sign one annual survey- chose FIRST the future rising of Japan and hopefully the two thirds of the
world who are Asian and whose continental needs had not historically been valued by the mercantile empire era in general-particularly
the systemic administration of Britannia and Japan...
by the 1970s Norman was inviting the likes
of Romano Prodi to translate surveys of entrepreneurial revolution into the romance languages; his next intent was to linkin
Von Neumann's central euro languages through the 1980s but what happened next is still debated by the friends of The 2025
Report now in its 37th round of re-editing
latest edtech transcript ggv podcast with jenny lee - next billion
questions on edtech since 1995
-why wasnt the web -its metrucs - segmented by ed and
- why dis=d usa leave edteck k-12 to one charity instewadof eg 1% of edu budget
- lee howdo we define
edtech when tabling biggest- eg is YouTube
an EdTech company, given how many people watching the tutorials online. And also do you benchmark DingTalk, Zoom became the infrastructure
but truly you cant value deep edutech without context - so eg in china edtech for one fifth of the workd- if you are targeting language learning, say for English, then it’s
about, can they innovate on content, can they make this content, part AI and part avatar, and then with the right teachers
to come in, during that learning process, along that learning process, they have coaches or builders, who’s helping
the student to review the course material after class. And that’s the surface element that needs to come in as well.
And in some companies, they have discovered a way to have a free tool in the case of Zuoyebang, for example, a tool as a homework
assistant, they’re able to acquire users.
What is interesting is over the years, people would think, is it education first, or
is it tech first. And in the first wave, there were a lot of startups started by kind of teachers, be negative here, what
we’ve found is that those hasn’t worked that well. I think if you come at it as more of a teaching, the emphasis
tends to be more just curriculum, over time, it’s not a long-term advantage. So, the ones that have actually worked
very well are cross vertical CEOs, the companies that we have seen, for example, Zuoyebang CEO came from Baidu, more tech background, Huohua’s CEO was the CTO of his previous startup.
So, these are internet entrepreneurs, they understand what it means to use tools and services and software to attract a huge
user base, the freemium model works for them, the product centric feature rich app works for them. So they think internet
and through that they are able to then destruct the traditional sector allows themselves to get a head start to create that
first, batch of users. And then of course, because they are still education go back to the service part where you have to
make sure your operation, your service is growth in line to support the users as they go from free to pay users. The other
angle that we’ve seen is technology enhanced, latest investment in Europe, that one completely takes the lab out of
the school. And in that sense, it’s using innovative technology to recreate the entire classroom, the entire lab. It’s
something that traditional teachers or educators may not think of, because they are so used to saying, Okay, I need to kind
of feel in touch. And so, I think that’s the other angle, the first angle is more of the product sense, the feature
sense, the acquisition part. The second part is, we have seen founders who commented, they are not, in the education sectors,
they are technologies. And they are the ones who’s coming out with very interesting products. With that they can build
early competitive moat.
I think, by the time this podcast is released, we would have announced our investment in Europe, the first one EdTech in Europe, the company called Labster, it leverages a Unity game engine based approach
to build a kind of VR enhanced learning environment, like Jenny said to replicate in power lab, it’s not experience
without the cost of building a new science building on campus, so that a lot of students can have a very good lab experience
across all science subjects, then the power of technologies utilized as a way to make the learning even more interactive,
and become even better.
lee hile we are talking about two groups of people, traditional educators, and the tech entrepreneurs, actually this
world is colliding and converging as well, I think in today’s virus world, the educators are forced to learn very quickly,
right, where they may be averse to assimilated labs, or a after school AI tutor for the student. Today, it’s all about
tech, because when schools are close, when the infrastructure that cannot support continuing to educate their kids. They are
moving faster as well. So I actually think that on that front, the adoption of a lot of this new technology and service model
in the schools it’s gonna go up. Countries governments are pushing forward with this budgets are being recast. And I
think traditional educators just like parents, when you don’t want to send your kids to online class, you now have to.
So that’s a habit change. I think similarly, as well in traditional public schools, that system is also being pushed
forward, maybe, you know, a celebrated as much as you know, three to five years. So, I think that’s why this topic,
or the sector is now getting its day in the sun, which is good.
jenny lee - examples Vedantu in India, that’s a classic example of how the
China experience has actually drawn the CEO to come talk to investors in China at tech startup as well, I think potential
is actually a very good case.
Vedantu or Ruangguru in Indonesia,
lee- he holy grail in education
when we started saying it’s their two biggest pain point. One is relying on school’s physical location, and to
relying on teachers. I think relying on school you can address with current technology, bring It online, mobile live streaming,
asynchronous recorded, all that stuff. The second biggest thing how do you replicate high quality learning experience consistently,
and make it available to the masses, right and also have this customized because learning is a very customized experience.
Some people learn faster, slower, some are more graphical, some are born number driven. So, the holy grail here is general
AI. Which startup can create elaboration of AI technology, so that you have the super learning teacher who can answer all
question in the universe.