Ministers are looking at how to ensure education providers benefit financially from any future use of pupil data by artificial intelligence systems. The rollout of generative AI such as ChatGPT and Google Bard has prompted the government to want to harness the technology’s power, but also to guard against any risks. Experts say that ‘large language models’ that quickly process huge amounts of data, could help schools to understand their pupils better and analyse the impact of innovations. However, ministers are understood to be concerned about any use of pupil data to generate profits for private companies without any benefit for schools, colleges and pupils. Click here for FE Week commentary.