Drawing on examples from academic research in the fields of artificial intelligence in education (AIED) and learning analytics (LA), I will cut through the current hype and make a case for
carefully designed systems that take into account the role of teachers, students and parents in education. Building on growing concerns about the role of AI in society, and big data and big
companies entering education, I will offer possible responses challenging us all, as designers, developers and educators, to seize the opportunities afforded by the emerging technological
context to carefully consider our design choices and bring humans in the loop.