Artificial Intelligence or AI was seen to change the field of education in the near future. Bots may be used to do tasks that usually require large workforce. Artificial intelligence can check millions of standardized tests and make learning materials in just a short time. IT can assist human instructors in online courses. Education experts supporting AI sees the following changes in the field of education, according to Venture Beat.
Artificial intelligence (or AI) has permeated most facets of our lives. Algorithms suggest our social media mates. But could the arrival of the robots be applied to education? Jozef Misik, managing director of Knowble, a language tech start-up whose products are built on AI, believes so: "Most educational technology products will have an AI or deep learning component in future," he says. Already, AI is able to address common learning challenges.
The use of artificial intelligence and the "next-generation" of virtual learning environments (VLEs) are two areas of technology that have been forecast to have a major impact on higher education in the future, according to the expert panel of a major new report. The NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition is produced by the New Media Consortium – a community of hundreds of universities, colleges, museums and research organisations driving innovation across their campuses – and is the flagship publication of the NMC Horizon Project, which analyses emerging technology uptake in education. Artificial intelligence, the report notes, has the "potential to enhance online learning, adaptive learning software, and research processes in ways that more intuitively respond to and engage with students". Samantha Adams Becker, senior director of publications and communications at NMC and the report's editor, said that the higher education world was already seeing the initial benefits of AI, which was "very much driving" the adaptive learning field. "If you think about online courses where there may be hundreds of students, it's currently very difficult for a professor or instructor to maybe get a good grasp on how students not only are performing, but are feeling about the material…as they're lecturing or a video's playing," she said.
Artificial intelligence, the machine learning technology that allows "smart" machines to take over human tasks like driving cars or ordering pizza, is quickly becoming the go-to technology for many industries to hire talent for, including health care, auto, and finance. Research firm Markets and Markets estimates the AI market will grow to more than $5 billion by 2020, given the rising adoption of AI across these industries. That's why online education company Udacity is debuting a new way for workers to learn skills needed to be experts in developing artificial intelligence for the likes of IBM and others. Udacity originally launched "Nanodegrees" to train people hoping to land technical jobs, such as software developing. Nanodegrees also aim to teach people about the advanced and emerging technologies like self-driving cars or Android development for mobile phones.
I teach one of the world's most popular MOOCs (massive online open courses), "Learning How to Learn," with neuroscientist Terrence J. Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The course draws on neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and education to explain how our brains absorb and process information, so we can all be better students. Since it launched on the website Coursera in August of 2014, nearly 1 million students from over 200 countries have enrolled in our class. We've had cardiologists, engineers, lawyers, linguists, 12-year-olds, and war refugees in Sudan take the course. We get emails like this one that recently arrived: "I'll keep it short. I've recently completed your MOOC and it has already changed my life in ways you cannot imagine.