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Artificial intelligence in the classroom

Artificial intelligence in the classroom

Humanity is advancing at a rapid pace due to the new inventions and advancements of technology. These inventions have hugely benefited humankind, and one of the most advanced inventions in the sector of education is Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial intelligence is a technology with an approach of using machine-based intelligence in different fields, including education. It involves a computer designed to mimic a human’s natural intelligence. The computers which are inbuilt with the technology of artificial intelligence consist of well-developed programs matching different sectors requiring human intelligence. Devices working on artificial intelligence function as the best alternative for human intervention. 

AI in Education

Artificial intelligence plays versatile roles in education and tries to use tools from different fields like psychology, philosophy, linguistics and language, economics, cognitive sciences, probability, statistics, optimization, operational research, logic, systematics, and neuroscience.

Neuroscience is very important because it helps to understand the human brain and mind. The human mind or brain needs to be understood for the computer to mold into that form. If we want the computer program to be as smart as a human being, the study of the human mind is very important, and the study comes under the neuroscience department. 

Artificial intelligence creates computer systems having the ability to display or showcase psychological processes in the education system like learning, demonstration, explanation, and many more things.

Imagine how beneficial a system will be that can think, understand, and respond like the human mind.

Roles of AI in Education 

  1. Tutoring: This is one of the best aspects enhanced by artificial intelligence. The use of Artificial Intelligence has made it possible to get tutoring immediately. Every student does not have the same capacity and speed to learn. With the use of AI, a student can learn anything anywhere, making it helpful for them to complete their course of study on time.
  1. Student grading: Grading involves assigning scores and grades to students based on their performance. This is a time-consuming process and may be prone to error and human biases. But the use of AI has made it easier to provide an accurate and objective score. It also saves teachers a considerable amount of time.

AI as a teacher’s helper

Experiments have been done where AI has replaced teachers in the classroom and there were definitely some errors in these experiments. But over time AI will get better and due to its ability to automatically personalize and differentiate content, students will have the support they need to thrive. While AI can never replace a teacher it can be harnessed to free up teacher time spent on certain tasks, and that in of itself would represent a big advancement for teachers in the classroom.

Some AI-driven programs even simplify the content of textbooks and course material into bite sizes so they can track students’ proficiencies very granularly. This helps in giving students guidance in very specific areas tailored to their learning gaps.

The future of AI in the classroom

The use of artificial intelligence will leave a remarkable effect on the education system. Artificial intelligence can solve many education-related crises all over the globe. If manifested in full potential, AI can save countless hours and empower billions of learners. 

AI is something much needed by our society in the education sector. It can be looked at as a gift to humanity empowering us to grow more, learn more, and extend more.

Aditya works as a Growth Assistant at AirTract.Com, a social platform wherein people ask questions, read and write articles, share knowledge and experience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering and has been working in the field of Digital Marketing for the past two years. He is also a voracious reader and a big sports fan.

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