Have you ever stopped to consider the role Artificial Intelligence will play in shaping the way we learn and teach in the future? From personalised learning algorithms to virtual reality classrooms, the potential of Artificial Intelligence is scarily good and endless.
In the blog, we will explore some of the most promising ways in which AI will revolutionalise global education, and what could it mean for teachers, students and institutions. In a recent survey, around 62% of Indian parents admitted that their children, aged 13 to 17 spend 3 hours or more on their smartphones, and this is before counting the time they spend doing their school work. The time spent learning from notebooks and physical classes has reduced drastically since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, as society and technology continue to improve and evolve, our way of learning will also going to change for children and even adults.
The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education
- A report by Global Market Insights Inc. has predicted that the education market revenue of Artificial Intelligence will cross $20B by 2027.
- This growth in the AI industry can prove to be a blessing for teachers as it will take the burden off them by providing them with feedback and assisting them with planning and student monitoring. It will also help the teachers to give more time to students on working on their critical analysis skills and practical knowledge.
- However, some people also fear that artificial intelligence is going to completely replace teachers in the future. While we can use AI to teach certain subjects to students, helping students with their emotional and social skills is very much going to be the task of teachers.
- Using artificial intelligence in education can also prevent grading bias which is quite normal in educational organisations around the world. Apart from decreasing bias, the technology will also fight to prevent cheating and plagiarism.
- One of the most important roles AI can play in shaping the education system is that you will be able to predict a student’s performance and also you could predict the career path of a student if he/she is confused about it.
How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Education
The use of technology has increased exponentially since the beginning of Covid-19. Teachers were forced to teach remotely rather than teaching in front of a full classroom. Using artificial intelligence can be beneficial for both teachers and students:
- Resources can be accessed anytime from anywhere.
- AI-powered chatbots are available to answer any query, even at odd hours.
- Learning can be adopted according to each student’s abilities via personalised programs.
Here are a few companies that are already using artificial intelligence to make education simpler and more convenient:
- Nuance: Nuance develops speech recognition softwares which is used by teachers and students to transcribe up to 160 words per minute. This technology is extremely helpful for students who struggle with writing fast. Teachers can use this to dictate lectures for later use or ease a few tasks like email and document creation.
- Brainly: Brainly is a famous education platform which is used by students to ask homework questions. It uses ML (Machine Learning) algorithms to filter out spam questions and answers and only provides verified answers to students.
- Grammarly: One of the most famous tools used by people to get assistance while typing a document or an email, Grammarly’s system mimics the way a human performs a task. It combines ML and a variety of natural language processing approaches to help its users write in proper English.
In conclusion, artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionalise the education system by providing personalised learning experiences, reducing bias, and assisting teachers with both simple and complex tasks. While some may fear that AI might replace teachers, it is crucial to understand that no type of technology is capable enough to replicate the emotional support that teachers provide to their students. It is likely that we will see even more widespread adoption of the technology in the future.