How Artificial Intelligence can Help Revolutionise the World's Education System - ELE Times

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Artificial Intelligence is tipped to bring a tectonic shift in the world. People have debated over its usefulness in great lengths and detail. Today, the biggest fear is that AI will be a threat to jobs. And the alternative to that is to create a robust system of education. But, would it possible to use AI and train a breed of students that would be resistant to the ills of the technology?



That's 'Professor Bot' to you! How AI is changing education

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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.


That's 'Professor Bot,' to you! How AI is changing education

#artificialintelligence

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.


How Is AI Used In Education -- Real World Examples Of Today And A Peek Into The Future

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While the debate regarding how much screen time is appropriate for children rages on among educators, psychologists, and parents, it's another emerging technology in the form of artificial intelligence and machine learning that is beginning to alter education tools and institutions and changing what the future might look like in education. It is expected that artificial intelligence in U.S. education will grow by 47.5% from 2017-2021 according to the Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector report. Even though most experts believe the critical presence of teachers is irreplaceable, there will be many changes to a teacher's job and to educational best practices. AI has already been applied to education primarily in some tools that help develop skills and testing systems. As AI educational solutions continue to mature, the hope is that AI can help fill needs gaps in learning and teaching and allow schools and teachers to do more than ever before.