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Artificial intelligence being used in schools.

Artificial intelligence being used in schools.

One of England's biggest academy chains is testing pupils' mental health using an AI (artificial intelligence) tool which can predict self-harm, drug abuse and eating disorders, Sky News can reveal.

A leading technology think tank has called the move "concerning", saying "mission creep" could mean the test is used to stream pupils and limit their educational potential.

 

The Academies Enterprise Trust has joined private schools such as Repton and St Paul's in using the tool, which tracks the mental health of students across an entire school and suggests interventions for teachers.

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