Artificial Intelligence (AI) not only refers to smart advanced robots with thinking capabilities performing activities similar to what we see in Sci-Fi movies, but it is much beyond that. But somehow we are unaware that the day-to-day activities which we are able to do nowadays such as asking Alexa for suggestions, Google translation, Netflix and Prime movie suggestions, using Google assistant and other such examples are nothing but AI applications.
Artificial Intelligence is nothing but advanced algorithms where machines are programmed in such a way to understand the human behavioural pattern and function accordingly as per the situation.
There is no field which has not been touched by AI. Education is a field where AI has played a major role in changing the entire experience of teaching and learning by providing such an interface. We have listed here a few roles that AI has played to evolve the field of education.
The main issue of any standard education system is that few students have better grasping power than others. Even if the teacher wants to slow down to cater the learning needs of all the students, the time available to finish the syllabus might not be sufficient. We know that E-learning makes it easy for students to learn as you get to access pre-recorded online learning videos which makes it easier to learn at your own pace but with Artificial Intelligence we can take this a step further. AI applies a high level of personalized experience by emphasizing on the topics which are the weakness of the student and allowing them to learn at their own pace.
Automatize Basic Activities of Teachers:
Teachers need to handle many extra activities other than teaching such as attendance management and grading. With the use of AI, grading can be easily done for multiple choice and true or false questions. The grading for essay-based questions still needs to be done by the teachers as the AI for this is not up to par. Attendance management also can be done in an automated manner through AI. This would let the teachers focus on teaching students rather than engaging in such mundane activities.
Smart Study Material:
One of the main advantages of AI is its capability to create digital learning interface where it provides us with digitized books and chat room facility. The contents are constantly being created and updated in real time. It is also being customized as per individual students learning needs.
Private Query Sessions:
It has been noted that in a public classroom, students get self-conscious and embarrassed to ask questions to the tutor as they do not want to look unintelligent in front of their peers.
With E-learning, students are provided with a personalized platform to ask questions individually. AI further improves the ability of answering your questions as soon as they arise and act as a virtual tutor to each student individually. For example, if many students ask the same question repeatedly across different forums, AI collects all the data and brings it to the notice of the tutor who can provide easy clarifications.
AI can help students learn through software from anywhere across the globe at any time. AI is bound to bring revolutionary changes in the education system but surely, we have a far way to go before it can completely replace the teachers.