Artificial Intelligence is coming for education. It's not going to replace college faculty or teaching as we know it. Instead, AI is going to give faculty superpowers, extending their reach and expanding their time. A good teacher is a role model, a sage, able to become what the student needs. Teaching is too personal, too human, to be turned over to AI.
Without a doubt, the advanced transformation has changed about each industry. At the cutting edge of this digital revolution are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Many industries like the education system, transportation, healthcare, and marketing have started adopting the emerging technology to enhance their business plans of action. Machine learning, a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is getting more popularity and acceptance in almost every industry. The main objective of machine learning is to allow the computer to learn and perform actions automatically without human help and fine-tune the actions appropriately.
For much of the previous decade, advocates of education technology imagined a classroom where computer algorithms would differentiate instruction for each student, delivering just the right lessons at the right time, like a personal tutor. The evidence that students learn better this way has not been strong and, instead, we're reading reports that technology use at school sometimes hurts student achievement. So it was interesting to see McKinsey & Co., an elite consulting firm, reframe the argument for buying education technology away from computerized instruction to something more pedestrian: saving teachers time. A January 2020 report by the firm estimated that between 20 and 40 percent of the 50 hours that a typical teacher currently works a week could be saved through existing automation technology, often enabled by artificial intelligence (AI). That adds up to 13 saved hours a week, hours of freedom that could help relieve teacher burnout.
Chatbots are about to change the world in more ways than we can imagine. Already, bots around the globe can complete a diverse set of varying tasks. From ordering pizza online to mashing faces together in Project Murphy, chatbots are about to become a normal element in everyday life. As the scope of chatbots becomes broader every day, there are new applications popping up constantly. Education has traditionally been known as a sector where innovation moves slowly.
There didn't seem to be anything strange about the new teaching assistant, Jill Watson, who messaged students about assignments and due dates in professor Ashok Goel's artificial intelligence class at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her responses were brief but informative, and it wasn't until the semester ended that the students learned Jill wasn't actually a "she" at all, let alone a human being. Jill was a chatbot, built by Goel to help lighten the load on his eight other human TAs. "We thought that if an AI TA would automatically answer routine questions that typically have crisp answers, then the (human) teaching staff could engage the students on the more open-ended questions," Goel told Digital Trends. "It is only later that we became motivated by the goal of building human-like AI TAs so that the students cannot easily tell the difference between human and AI TAs.