Summary: What was once just a dream is now a reality – smart virtual assistants, chatbots, smart home devices, self-driving cars, drones, and other intelligent systems have become commonplace.
Original author and publication date: Polly – July 6, 2020
Futurizonte Editor’s Note: It seems to me that AI, far from being a tool in education, is becoming the educator.
From the article:
Artificial Intelligence is no longer a distant utopia. Many things have happened since John McCarthy coined the term at the 1956 Dartmouth Conference.
AI technologies are now all around us, shaping every aspect of our lives and changing the world in the process. It’s a booming domain that brings us one step closer to the world of tomorrow.
It’s obvious that AI has had a tremendous impact on all industries in recent years. Manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, finance and e-commerce are just some of the industries taking advantage of AI systems.
But there’s one field that even though is not normally linked to AI, is taking big leaps towards embracing its applications. We’re talking about education.
Education systems all over the world are regarded as being somewhat rigid and reluctant to change.
However, educational institutions realized the great potential AI technology has and how it can empower both teachers and students, so they are now trying to catch up with the trends and join the AI movement.
Professionals in the domain agree that AI is essential for the future of learning and it will reshape the way we approach education. So let’s take a look at how AI will influence education in the years to come.
Learning as a personalised experience
We all know that people learn differently. Every person has personal preferences as well as strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning. Traditional teaching methods make no difference between students, having a one-size-fits-all approach.
As a result, some students fail to attain their full potential, while others struggle to keep up with the curriculum. AI helps correct these shortcomings and transform learning into a personalized experience.
Adaptive learning platforms are able to create learning profiles for students, based on their abilities, preferences, learning styles and the challenges they face. The curriculum and the teaching methods are adapted to students’ needs.