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The Future of Artificial Intelligence-Webinar

Following the event, we’ve compiled a comprehensive Q&A session featuring questions posed by our engaged audience and expertly answered by Rune himself. Gain further clarity on key topics discussed, uncover additional perspectives, and deepen your understanding of the intricate landscape of AI. Join us as we continue the conversation and expand upon the valuable knowledge shared during this enlightening webinar.

Q&A Session

Question: What are the implications of AI on agriculture, mostly livestock, in the future?

Answer: I’m not an expert in agriculture or animal husbandry but I’m aware that farming is
already very computerised and I’m certain that AI will have an impact on all industries. I have
heard anecdotes about specific cattle diseases that are characterised by abnormal gait or
postures. As AI is often good at picture/video processing it might be trained to draw attention to
animals that do not have normal gait or postures. If this information is coupled with other data
on the animal, e.g. age, gender, it could help the farmer and/or veterinarian to focus attention on
these animals. This is not likely to replace any of these human roles but could guide them to
potentially sick animals, and thereby reduce the time it takes them to identify and treat the

Question: As a lecturer what are the AI assisted tools I can use to assist me?

I’m not a full-time lecturer or an expert in education tools but in my own learning experiences I
have used, or been subjected too, a few AI tools, the most notable are Duolingo and Turnitin.
Duolingo, or other language apps, already use speech recognition and it is likely they could be
extended with advanced grammar and other language features in the future. Automatic
plagiarism checking tools such as Turnitin already exists and tools for evaluating the likelihood
of AI generated text are rapidly becoming popular.

Question: What would be your tips for switching career from Electrical & Electronic
Engineering to AI/Data Science/ML?

This is a great question, as it could be asked for any move into AI, regardless of the current
career specialism. Whether you are coming from engineering, construction, agriculture, or
something else, AI will, in my opinion, need those skills. As I said in my keynote speech in the
webinar, all AI projects require the collaboration of specialists in different areas. There will be
many AI problems to solve engineering challenges and those will need engineers, construction
challenges that needs builders, agriculture projects that needs farmers etc.
I don’t have a background in electronic engineering, so I don’t have a deep understanding of the
skill set that is taught there. Also, as with any other disciplines, the skills and experiences of
each individual are different so there is no one-size-fits-all transition path between the two
specialisms. However, AI projects that involve robotics or other electronic hardware will
naturally require the collaboration of specialist engineers. Using your electrical skills and
knowledge could be a great way to be involved with AI projects. The Data Science and ML skills
are only part of the whole AI solution. However, if you want to expand your knowledge in these
areas then I suggest you find ways to combine it with your existing electronic engineering skills.
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Question: What is the role of AI in HR functions?

I’m not an expert in Human Resource functions but I am aware that this covers a very broad
range of tasks and responsibilities, such as recruitment, employee training and many others.
Many of these areas already have advanced algorithms. In the area of recruitment AI is already
used to screen the CVs of applicants against role specification, and this use is likely to expand
with better matching. There are also already stories in the press about interviews with
candidates being screened by AI algorithms for facial expressions. The human interviewer can
then decide to ask more questions in areas where the candidate is evasive. There are likely to be
many other use-cases for AI but I don’t think they will replace humans, just help them to quickly
direct their attention to areas that are flagged by the algorithms as remarkable in some ways.

Question: How can we incorporate Gen-AI to enhance our day-to-day work, to make work
easier and more efficient for us?

Answer: This is a great question. It is one that literally thousands of visionaries and
entrepreneurs are trying to answer. Those that succeed in finding the more impactful and
profitable applications, and successfully implementing them, will be featured as a Top 10 Most
Influential or Top 10 Most Successful business leader. If that is what you aspire to, then ATHE’s
qualification and Kensley’s teaching will give you the technical knowledge to design and build it
– but you’ll need to find the serendipitous moment of inspiration yourself, to answer the
question of what you should build.

Question: Are there any ways of generating revenue with these technologies other than
what people are always doing (e.g.: creating extensions for gpts or creating variants of
gpts, geared towards some specific usecase), specially from a data analytics perspective?

Answer: Just as the previous one, this is a great question. There are many people that are
adapting AI technology in similar ways but finding a novel approach is much more difficult.
Education will give you the technical knowledge to design and build it – but you’ll need to find
the serendipitous moment of inspiration yourself, to answer the question of what you should

Question: How we can determine the quality of a data set, is there any framework that you
use for it?

If you want to improve the quality of your data, then I highly recommend that you look at the
Data Management Body of Knowledge (the DAMA-DMBOK 2
nd edition was published in 2017 and
is available from Amazon) which is an industry leading framework for data governance. This
includes best practices for a range of areas, such as data security, modelling and design, data
architecture, and data quality management. The data quality part of the framework covers
roles/responsibilities, dimensions and taxonomies to classify data quality, and typical causes of
bad quality and many other topics. I suggest that this would be a great place to start on
documenting, improving and imbedding data quality in your organisation.

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“𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧?”

𝐌𝐫. 𝐀𝐬𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐧𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐤𝐞 – 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐒𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬, the Chief Guest to brace our graduation ceremony talking to graduates about the simple question of “𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧?”

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Why should a Teacher get a PgDip in Education Management?

As a teacher, you’re always on the look out to find ways to improve your skills. This is so that you can engage better with the students under your supervision. One such way would be to earn yourself a postgraduate diploma which will also be beneficial to you personally.

How will a Postgraduate diploma help you?

Transforms you into a better teacher –
One of the main reasons to opt for a postgraduate diploma specializing in education is to help improve your skillset as an educator. You will come to learn more ways to convey the knowledge you possess, acquire additional leadership skills and cover more elements about the different learning styles. To add to that, you’ll gain a wider perspective about the daily challenges your students face.

Increase your earning potential –
Salary for teachers generally vary from one subject area to another. However, the type of reward system in place gives greater weightage in terms of salary increases to a teacher who possesses a postgraduate diploma rather than just a bachelor’s degree. 

Greater job security –
Though teaching as an occupation has been rather stable over the years, teaching at high school and elementary level is not expected to see remarkable growth. If you wish to secure your future career options, a postgraduate diploma can prove to be useful. The increased demand for postsecondary educators has certainly opened the doors for career growth. With a postgraduate diploma being the minimum qualification for postsecondary teaching, elementary and secondary level teachers with the qualification obtain greater job security as its possible to teach college level in the future.

Let’s you go for jobs in the administration field –
At a point in your teaching career, you might want to take on a leadership role within your current institution or elsewhere. These leadership roles require you to possess a postgraduate diploma. Administrators in a higher positions are able to make decisions that make a huge difference in the lives of their institute’s students and teachers. If this something that interests you, a PgDip in Education with an administrative focus can launch your career in this path.

More hands-on training –
Most postgraduate level programmes provide you with more hands-on training than a bachelor’s level degree. You will be able to spend time in the classroom, maybe even your current one, applying what you’re learning with actual students and parents. This has to be one of the most beneficial parts of your postgraduate training.


There are some clear benefits of a postgraduate diploma for teachers. Greater income potential, wider career options and more hands-on training are all reasons as to why you should consider this advanced programme. If you are ready to take your teaching career to next stage, obtain an OTHM Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management and Leadership from the Kensley Graduate School. You can request for information via our social media pages or by contacting us directly. Note that this programme leads to a Master’s in your preferred specialization.

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6 Benefits of MBA after Engineering

Holding an undergraduate degree in Engineering means that you’ve only specialized in one specific area of engineering such as Mechanical engineering, Chemical Engineering, etc. 


Though it gives you the technical skills required to kick start your career, it alone isn’t enough to keep forward in the long journey in front of you.


Companies are on the look for people who understand the business environment and are able to manage it. In the long-term, they expect these individuals to grow within the organization become people who can carry others along with them. Simply put,  those demanded are not just mere “workers” but leaders who handle their own responsibilities, motivate others to follow the suit, and deliver results.


This means that along with your technical skills, it is really important that you are able to exercise your management skills at work. This is where an MBA comes into play.


Listed below are just some of the benefits of attaining an MBA after your engineering degree;


  • It helps develop your managerial skills and gets you ready to face real-world business issues.


  • Gives you a sound understanding of the business work and makes sure you have a holistic approach to the work environment.


  • You attain a competitive advantage over the rest as the knowledge you gained on the way will help separate you from your colleagues.


  • Helps build a favorable career path as you are not just restricted to the field of engineering but also in other areas such as finance, marketing, and management.


  • Demand a larger salary – The pay scale for a specific position is determined by your level of experience and skill set. When you study an MBA after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, you significantly increase your earning potential because you have a post-graduate degree, which is a valuable addition to your diploma.


  • Develops your personality and equips you with the right people and communication skills.


What more to ask for? You should seriously consider enrolling for an MBA. But make sure that it’s a recognized qualification from an established institution.


Join Kensley Graduate College now! We have the right choice of programmes to complete within a short period of time without endangering your work-life balance.

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What is MBA Advanced Entry Route?

18 months to complete an MBA?

That’s too long of a wait!

Especially when you require it for migration purposes

We recommend you to take the MBA Advanced Entry Route


The most accelerated path for the completion of an MBA top-up. Obtained in just 6 months.


The MBA Advanced Entry route is specially designed for students that hold an approved Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in a Management subject. Students with this qualification have the opportunity to apply directly to the programme and complete 60 credits to qualify for the award of MBA


Get the benefit of 2 qualifications in 1! 


Following the completion of an OTHM level 7 postgraduate diploma that specializes in;


  • Accounting & Finance
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategic Management & Leadership
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Education Management and Leadership
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Public Administration
  • Health & Social care Management
  • Risk Management


By taking this route, you enhance your employment prospects in this very competitive market. The programme gives an extra edge to those who wish to progress into a more senior management position. Regardless of your experience level, you are offered a flexible mode to refresh and enhance your management skills. 


Choose wisely. Choose Kensley!


Students can talk to our student counselors about their top-up options. We’ll guide you to a field of study that you are passionate about! From there onwards, it’s only about making big career moves.

Form more information Call 0777251700 | 0761889953

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E – Learning: The Beginning

The current global pandemic has changed the way we operate during our daily lives as people are now required to practice strict social distancing rules.

It has even forced schools, colleges and other educational institutions to move from the standard norm of “face to face classes” to the “next best means” of e-learning as we saw them scramble to make use of video conferencing softwares such as Zoom during early March.

Though, e-learning has been out there for very long time in the form of online degrees and learning platforms, people are yet to understand it’s merits that include;

• Being able to receive knowledge from the best possible educators despite global location.

• Generally lower priced than a standard college degree/course while it also eliminates your housing and commute expenses.

• More flexibility with scheduling classes meaning you can fit online classes more easily into a busy or inconsistent schedule.

• It is more convenient as you can watch recorded videos any time you choose to. You do not need to commute anywhere and/or be somewhere at a certain time.

• More flexible pacing. For instance, if you have one busy week and one free week, you can do double the work during the week where you have more free time.

• Hones and develops skills such as self discipline and communication. Both of which are important for the workplace.

There are some drawbacks too. However, most online programs/courses you hear about are run by for-profit, non-accredited universities and platforms, so that’s where the general negative response comes in.

If in the case of higher education, find a program that is backed by a reputable university with a physical location to boot. It doesn’t have to be close to you since you’re just taking their online offerings.

It also important to note that taking online classes really depends on the person taking them. If you can manage your time responsibly and stay motivated, then you will see that the above mentioned benefits of e-learning easily outweigh it drawbacks.