An overview of the many great innovations in the field of AI, which are already available to people around the world, and which can, and should, be used for educational purposes.
AI -based technologies have penetrated many aspects of our lives. The field of education is no exception. Today, people around the world can take advantage of modern technology to improve the quality of education, but also to increase the effectiveness with which students can master a variety of skills.
Despite many advances in recent years in this area, AI is still in its infancy. However, teachers and students can already reap many benefits. In this article, I want to discuss some great innovations in the field of AI, which are already available to people around the world, and which can, and should, be used for educational purposes.
Growing Popularity of AI in Education
According to experts, the implementation of AI-based technologies and machine learning, in the future, will be the basis of the evolution of the entire education system. According to MarketsandMarkets analysis, if it maintains the current annual growth rate of 47%, by 2023 the market for AI-based solutions for education will reach $ 3.68 billion worldwide.
The pandemic and the need for distance education it has caused have further accelerated the integration of AI technologies into the education system. According to experts in the electronic learning, or e-learning, industry, in just a few years, more than 47% of educational management tools will be replaced by AI-based tools.
This means that in the next 5-10 years, we will see a significant increase in the number of start-ups that will take education to a new level and make educational processes easier. For students and teachers.
Who and how AI can help with education
AI offers significant benefits for teachers and students.
Benefits for students
The use of AI technologies will make it possible to create personalized programs for students that take into account their needs and strengths. In this way, we can be closer than ever to a personal education. AI can adapt to students ’current level of knowledge, as well as their flow and purpose.
Duolingo is a good example of the successful integration of AI technology into an education platform. The app allows users to customize the entire learning process, from skill evaluation to selecting exercises and activities based on their personal progress and how quickly they are developing a specific skill.
Another good example is Yuanfudao, a young Chinese company. Currently, the project has more than 200 million users. The app is first and foremost an AI-based homework assistant that scans a task, identifies a problem, and offers many possible solutions.
IScanner, an application made in the United States, can also be very useful for students. The app allows the user to perform high-quality scans of learning materials (books and notebooks) through an AI algorithm that quickly identifies document margins. Therefore, even scanning multiple documents does not require much time. In addition, the app has a powerful OCR (OCR) algorithm that captures the characters found in images and makes them editable and searchable text.
And there’s also MATHiaU, a great service from Carnegie Learning that uses AI technology to help students struggling with math, and allows math teachers to adapt the curriculum to the flow and needs of students.
Benefits for teachers
AI technologies can also be very useful for educators. AI is finally able to automate a wide variety of routine tasks, including many administrative tasks.
An AI -powered chatbot can answer the frequently asked questions that teachers receive on a daily basis. Neural networks are able to perform complex analysis of lesson success, select new topics for future lessons, as well as provide insight into aspects of the learning program that need to be addressed. change.
Duolingo, for example, uses a chatbot that can answer many of students ’questions about language acquisition and mechanics. This can greatly reduce the workload of language teachers, allowing them to focus on more complex and creative tasks, such as helping students and improving the educational process.
So, can we say with certainty that AI is the future of education?
With each passing year, we see more and more successful startups developing AI -powered products in every imaginable domain of knowledge, and targeted at a wide variety of audiences. Therefore, I believe I can prove without fear of error that AI will continue to impose itself in all aspects of our lives, and not just in the field of education. AI -based technologies are already in high demand by large corporations, industry companies, medical institutions, and online language schools.