Improving learning using AI in Education

Education Technology Insights | Monday, August 06, 2018

In the recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has found its way into virtually every industry—entertainment, manufacturing, retails, defense, and the list goes on. The involvement of AI and machine learning in these industries has given rise to a question: “Can AI influence the education sector?”

Experts in the field of education are now being accountable for implementation of AI into their areas of expertise. Both education and AI involve principles of learning, reasoning, and problem-solving techniques.

Using AI in education, educationists can focus on the educational requirements of individual students, helping them understand and learn the concepts effectively. A proof of this is Nao, the AI based robot, which has the ability to teach concepts ranging from language to programming. While Nao can teach children, it also possesses the ability to learn from the children, enhancing its knowledge and captivating students in ways, unlike human teachers.

Understanding the individual’s learning abilities, the time to grasp concepts, and the way the students comprehend different learning materials and styles, AI can learn the pattern of the student’s comprehension. Using the data provided by the AI system, the human teachers can formulate and craft a study course to augment the learning process for the students, personalizing the learning experience.

The use of AI and machine learning in the education sector can prove highly beneficial and it may also have a profound effect in empowering students with learning difficulties.

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