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Google showed more than a week ago its latest development within AI, when the Google Assistant with its Duplex feature made authentic phone calls to reserve a table on a restaurant and a haircut appointment. It manages to pass through all the hurdles as the calls change directions. The humans at the other end do not expect that they are talking to an AI. However, the technology still only works in closed domains, not an open-ended environment, but it is extraordinary, see below. One can wonder if a Primary School pupil, in general, would be able to perform that task with the same excellence as Google Assistant did? Then we have Sophia a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. The robot is the first non-human to be given any United Nations title and received citizenship in Saudi Arabia in October 2016 as the first non-human ever in any country. This should be seen in the light of that a new market research report about AI development on the educational market forecasts that the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education market to grow from about USD 0.5 Billion in 2018 to USD 3.7 Billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 47.0% during the forecast period. One can wonder if AI in 2023 will be ready to enter the university with such growth of investments or if it still struggling in Primary- or Secondary School?