AI-shaped hole: Anticipation regimes and liminal policy rationalities

Hemy Ramiel, Gideon Dishon

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This chapter examines the policy response to artificial intelligence in education (AIed), outlining this policy discourse's unique characteristics. To do so, we examine the policy rationalities emerging in the Israeli context, describing both actors and organisational logic, and the depictions of AIed in Israeli policy documents. AIed policy work materialises in liminal and intermediary bodies, whose policies organise around techno-business rationalities and collaborations, thus accentuating the power relations between the high-tech sector and the education system. Finally, we suggest that AIed policy rationalities are characterised by an 'AI-shaped hole', which reflects three key tensions concerning AIed's characterisation: inevitable-unknowable, disruptive-strategic and aims-means.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Yearbook of Education 2024
Subtitle of host publicationDigitalisation of Education in the Era of Algorithms, Automation and Artificial Intelligence
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003359722
ISBN (Print)9781032417905
StatePublished - 30 Nov 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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