For decades, science fiction writers, futurists, and filmmakers have been predicting the amazing (and sometimes catastrophic) changes that will occur with the advent of pervasive artificial intelligence. So far, such a thing has not happened, but artificial intelligence is quietly and unobtrusively becoming a part of our everyday life. From the smart sensors that help us take perfect photos to the automatic parking features in cars to the sometimes frustrating personal assistants in smartphones, artificial intelligence is all around us all the time.
One place where artificial intelligence is poised to make big changes (and in some cases already has) is in education.
While we may not see humanoid robots acting as teachers in the next decade, there are already many projects using computer intelligence to help students and teachers get more out of the educational experience. Here are just a few of the ways these tools, and those that will follow them, will shape and define the educational experience of the future.
Artificial intelligence can automate core activities in education, such as assessment.
Grading homework and tests especially for large classes is one of the most tedious tasks. It takes up significant time that could be used for student interaction, class preparation, or professional development work.
Although artificial intelligence will never be able to truly replace human judgment, it comes very close. It is now possible for teachers to automate grading to a large extent. Today, essay grading software is still in its infancy and not quite up to par, but it can (and will) improve in the coming years, allowing teachers to focus more on classroom activities and student interaction than on the assessment.
Educational software can be adapted to the needs of students.
From kindergarten to university, one of the key ways artificial intelligence will impact education is through the implementation of higher levels of personalized learning. Some of this is already happening through the growing number of adaptive curricula, games and software. These systems meet the needs of the student by placing more emphasis on certain topics, repeating things students have not mastered, and generally helping students work at their own pace, whatever that may be.
This kind of personalized learning can be a machine-assisted solution for different grade levels to work together in a classroom, with teachers facilitating learning and offering help and support when needed. Adaptive learning has already made a huge impact on education around the world, and with the advancement of Artificial Intelligence, programs will continue to improve and expand in the coming years.
Artificial intelligence can point out the weak points of the classes and exactly where improvements are required.
The teacher tries hard to prepare his educational materials, has well-tested ones or has implemented new ones, but sometimes students remain confused about certain concepts. Artificial intelligence offers a way to solve this problem. The CREATIVOST team offers a solution to educators where, when a large number of students are found to be submitting the wrong answer to a homework assignment, the system alerts the teacher and gives prospective students a personalized message that offers hints for the correct answer.
This type of system helps fill in the gaps in explanation that may occur in the learning process and helps ensure that all students are building the same conceptual foundation. Instead of waiting for a response from the teacher, students get instant feedback that helps them understand the concept and remember how to do it right next time.
Students can receive additional support from AI tutors.
While there are obviously things that humans can offer that machines cannot, the future will see more students being taught by educators who exist only in zeros and ones. Some AI-based tutoring programs that the CREATIVITY team will show you already exist and can help students through basic math, writing and other subjects.
These programs can teach children basic things, at this stage of development of artificial intelligence they are not able to teach students to think, to be creative at a higher level, but the teacher can be assisted in this difficult task. With the rapid pace of technological advancement that has marked the last few years, advanced learning systems will not be a pipe dream.
AI-driven programs can provide useful feedback to students and teachers
Not only can AI help teachers and students design courses that are customized to their needs, but it can also provide feedback to both about the success of the overall material being taught. Some schools, especially those with online offerings, use artificial intelligence systems to monitor student progress and alert educators when there may be a problem with student performance.
These kinds of AI systems allow students to get the support they need and teachers to find areas where they can improve learning for students who may be struggling with the subject. The AI programs at these schools don't just offer advice on individual courses, however. Some are working to develop systems that can help students choose majors based on areas in which they succeed and struggle.
It's changing the way we find and interact with information
We rarely even notice the artificial intelligence systems that influence the information we see and find on a daily basis. Google tailors results to users based on location, Amazon makes recommendations based on past purchases, Siri adapts to your needs and commands, and almost all web ads are targeted to your interests and shopping preferences.
These kinds of intelligent systems play a big role in how we interact with information in our personal and professional lives, and may just change the way we find and use information in schools and academia as well. Over the past few decades, AI-based systems have already fundamentally changed the way we interact with information, and with newer, more integrated technologies, students in the future may have a significantly different research and fact-finding experience. , than students today
This can change the role of teachers
There will always be a role for teachers in education, but what that role is and what it entails will constantly change due to new technologies in the form of intelligent computing systems. As we have already discussed, AI can take over tasks such as assessment, can help students improve learning, and can even replace teaching to some extent. Yet AI can be adapted to many other aspects of teaching as well. AI systems can be programmed to provide experiences, serving as a place for students to ask questions and find information, or even potentially take the place of teachers for very basic learning materials. In most cases, however, AI will shift the role of the teacher to that of a facilitator.
Teachers will supplement AI lessons, assist students, and provide human interaction and hands-on experience for students. In many ways, technology is already driving some of these changes in the classroom, especially in schools that are online or adopting the flipped classroom model.
AI can make learning through trial and error less intimidating
Trial and error is a critical part of learning, but for many students, the idea of failing or not even knowing the answer is paralyzing. Some just don't like to be put on the spot in front of their peers or authority figures like a teacher. An intelligent computer system designed to help students learn is a much less intimidating way to deal with trial and error. The CREATIVITY team will show you how AI can offer students a way to experiment and learn in a relatively judgment-free environment, especially when AI educators can suggest solutions for improvement. In fact, AI is the perfect format to support this kind of learning, as AI systems themselves often learn by trial and error.
Data provided by AI can change the way schools find, teach and support students
Intelligent data collection powered by intelligent computing systems is already changing the way schools interact with prospective and current students. From recruiting to helping students choose the best courses, intelligent computer systems help make every part of the school experience more closely aligned with learners' needs and goals.
Data mining systems already play an integral role in today's landscape, but artificial intelligence can further transform education. Initiatives are already underway in some schools around the world to offer students artificial intelligence training that could ease the transition between college and high school.
AI can change where students learn, who teaches them, and how they acquire essential skills
Although major changes still seem to be in the future, the reality is that artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change almost everything we take for granted about education.
Using artificial intelligence systems, software and support, students can learn from anywhere in the world at any time, and with these kinds of programs replacing some types of classroom learning, AI may just replace teachers in some cases (for good or bad). AI-powered educational programs already help students learn basic skills, but as these programs evolve and as developers learn more, they will likely offer students a much wider range of services.
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