Discover the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Education

As we venture into the 21st Century, technology continues to advance, so will the way we learn. Some have expressed concern that Artificial Intelligence (AI) would one day replace humans’ roles in education, while the rest assured that teachers’ jobs are not at risk of being replaced by robots. AI system can teach mathematics and languages, yet the more complicated part of human interaction at a social and emotional level can only be fully comprehended by humans.

How AI is currently being Implemented in Education

  1. Personalised Learning Implementing personalised learning with a group of 5 or 10 students is challenging enough for any teacher, let alone a class with over 30 students. Fortunately, AI can help make it possible! Fan{task}tic is one of the pioneers that utilises AI and enables personalised learning with large groups of students, which assists teachers to customise task and differentiate topic that meet each student's needs.

  2. Teachers Assistance Teachers play an important role in education, beyond simply delivering knowledge and giving out grades. Grading assignments and preparing homework sets can be time-consuming, but AI can easily accomplish these tasks with great accuracy. AI is commonly used to grade multiple choice questions and is even being explored for handwritten assessments. This saves teachers' time to focus on other areas of their job.

  3. Connecting Students and Teachers AI, like social media, may connect teachers and students in different classrooms throughout the world, enabling for the exchange of knowledge, cooperation and collaboration amongst different schools and classrooms.

Examples of AI in Education

  1. Smart Content There are technologies that attempt to condense long passages of texts (like Textbooks) into a concise form of information which can be used for exam preparations such as True or False Questions.

  2. Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) ITS holds the potential to shape the next generation of more personalised learning and responsive teaching, catering for the specific needs of students as individuals and not as a class.

  3. Virtual Facilitators and Learning Environments Virtual human guides and facilitators can help monitor a class of students under various circumstances, including in educational and therapeutic environments.

AI in the Future

The World Economic Forum states that by 2022, many enterprises have already embraced new technology developments such as Machine Learning and AI. To prepare our students for the workforce, it is critical to enhance students’ understanding in STEM education and development of non-cognitive skills. Allowing students to work alongside AI in education will ultimately boost their competitiveness to excel in their future.