OECD report warns of education falling behind technology in new publication

The OECD has released a report titled “Is Education Losing the Race with Technology?” which focuses on the progress of artificial intelligence (AI) in maths and reading. The report reveals that AI has the potential to outperform a significant proportion of the population on literacy and numeracy tests, with experts predicting that by 2026, AI will be able to solve the entire literacy and numeracy tests. This could have important implications for employment and education, as many workers use these skills daily with a proficiency comparable or below that of computers. The report highlights the need for education systems to focus on strengthening foundational skills and teaching individuals to work together with AI.