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Mar 25, 2024

What does the intense focus on AI in learning today have to say about the future of L&D?

Don Taylor is a well-recognised commentator and thinker in the fields of workplace learning and supporting technologies. He speaks world-wide, and has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference in London since 2000. His annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, started in 2014, provides a unique perspective on L&D trends from over 100 countries, asking the question, what’s going to be hot in L&D? No surprise, perhaps, that the answer this year was AI. But the scale of the vote for AI was unprecedented, and raises serious questions about the future of L&D.

  • 00:00 - Start
  • 01:06 - Intro
  • 03:39 - An unprecedented survey result
  • 06:07 - Has any other tech ever dominated the survey quite so much?
  • 08:42 - How has the sentiment about AI changed over time?
  • 21:13 - Are we on the verge of a ‘correction’ to AI enthusiasm?
  • 28:37 - What does the survey tell us about L&D challenges?
  • 32:27 - With all the focus on AI, what are we NOT focusing on?
  • 36:38 - Preview of Learning Technologies Ex & Conf, London
  • 45:56 - Who does Don draw inspiration from?
  • 51:30 - End

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