Artificial intelligence, also known as A.I., has potential for helping both students and teachers in classrooms.
Students who learn differently will learn how they need to because the A.I. will adapt to their skill level. Teachers will be able to use A.I. to help them connect and teach their students easier.
“The real power of artificial intelligence for education is in the way that we can use it to process vast amounts of data about learners, about teachers [and] help teachers understand their students more accurately, more effectively,” said Rose Luckin, professor at University College London, to The Atlantic.
A.I. needs to be able to think as humans do and acknowledge human behavior. Humans will then be able to connect with the A.I. and learn in a more comfortable environment.
“Whether you are describing a robot or a virtual entity, there necessarily must be a kind of interaction like our own human experience of being in the world,” said Dr. Tom Ferstle, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Only then can the kind of world-building, iterative, contextual understandings that humans take for granted be part of the understanding of artificial intelligence.”
In the future, schools will be able to incorporate A.I. without compromising the jobs of teachers. A.I. will help teachers to understand their students and help grade student assignments. Schools will be able to enhance the learning experience by incorporating artificial intelligence into classrooms.
“A.I. is not a threat to teachers, it’s not there to replace teachers, but it’s there to deliver a better education to our children. To make the whole experience better for kids and for teachers,” said Bernard Marr, a futurist and founder of Bernard Marr & Co., in a promotional video.