Impact of AI in education

  • On : December 21, 2018

Artificial intelligence is no longer just contained in science fiction films. It is a part of our everyday lives and in the classrooms. As tools like Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, it is just beginning to see the possibilities of AI in education. The Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector has reported that experts suggest AI in education to grow by 47.50% during the period 2017-2021. With the expected growth of AI in education, here is a glimpse into some of the roles it will play in the classroom.

Teacher and AI collaboration

AI has already been applied into many education systems, primarily with the function of tools that are used to help develop and run testing systems. AI can drive efficiently, personalization and streamline admin tasks to allow teachers the time and freedom to provide understanding and adaptability.

Support Students

The students of today’s generation will all be working in the future where AI is the reality, so it’s important that our educational institutions expose students to the use of this technology earlier rather than later, so that they become more familiar on how it works and it’s functions. It is believed that the next generation will grow up with an AI companion that knows their personal history and school history, therefore it will know each student’s strengths and weaknesses.

Universal access for all students

The benefits of AI in education is endless, as AI tools can help make classrooms available to all including those who speak different languages or who might have visual or hearing impairments.

Automate admin tasks

As Ai steps in to automate admin tasks, it opens up more time for teachers to spend with each student. This highlights the potential for AI to create more efficient tasks and let teachers perform their job to the best of their ability without having to worry about any of the admin tasks.

Thanks to advances in AI and machine learning, teachers will no longer be alone in shouldering the burden of training the young generation. In many ways, technology is already driving some of these changes in the classroom. Education might be a bit slower to the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning, but the changes are beginning and will continue long into the future.