What is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the imitation of human intelligence processes such as speech and visual recognition, translation of the languages and virtual decision-making by machines and robots. The ability of machine to think and behave like human beings, has given AI a special place in all fields. AI is present everywhere in various aspects of our lives starting from intelligent sensors to personal assistants.
Recent advancements in AI have brought in many tremendous changes in the educational field. Artificial intelligence helps students and teachers to make their educational experience wonderful.
Now let’s have a look on the role that it plays in Education:-
AI is used in grading system where teachers can automate grading for certain type of questions. It will be more useful in adaptive and individualized learning which satisfies the needs of the students. AI helps the teachers to know the understanding capacity of the students on their lectures and enable them to provide the relevant hints for students. It acts as a tutor for the students and helps them to learn.
Artificial intelligence driven programs offers helpful feedback for both students and teachers. It helps the teachers to monitor the performance of the students and enable them improve the instruction that they provide for the students. AI systems in schools have changed the way students find and interact with integrated technology. This has an effect to change teachers as facilitators by providing students interactive learning experience.
Students can learn by the trial and error method without fear as AI supports in their learning and provide assistant for their improvement. Artificial intelligence systems acquired data will change the way the schools find, teach and support students. If goes beyond the reach it make even replace teachers in certain instance. It has become a learning companion the assists students in their learning process.
Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Education:-
Grand challenges for artificial intelligence in Education as proposed by Woolf, et al., (2013) includes virtual mentors for every learner in which omnipresent support that integrates user modeling, social simulation and knowledge representation, assists learners with self-direction, self-assessment, teamwork and more, bring together the vast amounts of data about individual learning, social contexts, learning contexts and personal interests, increase the inter connectedness and accessibility of classrooms worldwide and taking learning outside of the classroom and into the learner’s life outside of school.
The role that Artificial intelligence plays in education is remarkable in this technological world and it is expected to advance learning experience more and more in the near future.