Last week, I spoke about the impact of artificial intelligence and algorithmic decision making on societies and education at the Global Learning Network Convening 2017 organized by America Achieves in Boston. It is a fine line between the promise of better opportunities for all and the peril of increasing social inequality by using such new technology in education. But artificial intelligence is not God-given, it is designed by human beings and can therefore be shaped towards the common good. My presentation is available here.