Education Powered by  AI 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a major influence on the state of education today, and the implications are huge. AI has the potential to transform how our education system operates, heighten the competitiveness of institutions, and empower teachers and learners of all abilities. According to the Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector report It is expected that artificial intelligence in U.S. Education will grow by 47.5% from 2018-2021. Even though most experts believe the critical presence of teachers is irreplaceable, there will be many changes to a teacher’s job and to educational best practices.   

AI has already been applied to education primarily in some tools that help develop skills and testing systems. As AI educational solutions continue to mature, the hope is that AI can help fill needs gaps in learning and teaching and allow schools and teachers to do more than ever before. AI can drive efficiency, personalization and streamline admin tasks to allow teachers the time and freedom to provide understanding and adaptability—uniquely human capabilities where machines would struggle. By leveraging the best attributes of machines and teachers, the vision for AI in education is one where they work together for the best outcome for students. Since the students of today will need to work in a future where AI is the reality, it’s important that our educational institutions expose students to and use the technology. According to a IDC report 99.4% of educators said that AI would be instrumental to their institution’s competitiveness within the next three years, with 15% calling it a “game-changer.” Nearly all are trying to work with it too—92% said they have started to experiment with the technology.

 Implications of  AI on Education.

Students in Cafeteria

Individualized, Differentiated, and Personalized Learning 

Adjusting learning based on an individual student’s particular needs has been a priority for educators for years, but AI will allow a level of differentiation that’s impossible for teachers who have to manage 30 students in each class according to Bernard Marr.

 

There are several companies such as Content Technologies and Carnegie Learning currently developing intelligent instruction design and digital platforms that use AI to provide learning, testing and feedback to students from pre-K to college level that gives them the challenges they are ready for, identifies gaps in knowledge and redirects to new topics when appropriate.

 

As AI gets more sophisticated, it might be possible for a machine to read the expression that passes on a student's face that indicates they are struggling to grasp a subject and will modify a lesson to respond to that. The idea of customizing curriculum for every student's needs is not viable today, but it will be for AI-powered machines.         

Immediate Value for Students

  • Access to Education at any time

  • Personalization 

  • Virtual Tutors 

  • Democratization of Education - Access for all

Immediate Value for Institutions and Teachers

  • Admin Task Automation - Focus efforts on what matters the most

  • Drive efficiencies

  • Personalization

Educational Platforms Based on Artificial Intelligence Technology

  • Carnegie Learning

  • ThinkerMath

  • Third Space Learning.

  • Little Dragon

  • CTI.

  • Brainly

Page acknowledgments : MIT Technology Review. IDC Report. Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey. Bernard Marr.