How AI is Transforming the Educations Sector

Education Technology Insights | Saturday, December 12, 2020

The educational sector uses artificial intelligence because it has many benefits and can transform the entire system. 

FREMONT, CA: Artificial intelligence is continually increasing in the higher education sector and has a wide range of uses, from chatbots to augmented reality and more. Here are six remarkable technologies that will change the face of educational technology.

Conversational AI for student engagement

Conversational AI is no longer restricted simply to Alexa, Siri, Facebook, Google, and similar industries. As a way of student interaction and application management, universities worldwide are turning to chatbots.

To work seamlessly and provide students with knowledge about the university campus, academics, student life, and more, the conversational assistants use automat

ed natural language processing. The application of Ai in educational technology is evident from Georgia Tech's 'Jill Watson' to New York University's 'BobCat', and universities are keeping up.

Evaluate SOPs and essays at scale 

Some of the most critical components of a prospective or current student's evaluation are essays and SOPs. They account for a score of about 30 percent of the total admission profile of a student. The review of these papers, however, can be extremely time-consuming. That's when document editors powered by AI come into action.

To provide an accurate evaluation of factors such as grammar, sentence length, active speech, word count, etc., these tools evaluate essays and pieces of text. Within the written material, each paragraph's main subject can be defined, such as inspiration, job experience, etc.

This use case's dual-use encourages students to write better content while helping the university admissions office select quality applicants effectively.

Real-time behavioral analysis with AI

The role of AI in video analytics is not novel, from video monitoring to facial recognition. Its success in the sphere of higher education is exciting. The AI-powered technology analyzes several parameters like facial movement, expressions, and voice pitch and offers comprehensive insights into the user's trust, assertiveness, and many other behavioral features.

This helps colleges and organizations during an interview to get a more in-depth evaluation of an applicant. It also allows students to take job interview training from their mobile devices and gain feedback on their real-time results.

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