Artificial Intelligence In The Educational Sector

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Artificial Intelligence In The Educational Sector

Educational institutions aim to empower young children with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for the future. The tools, devices, and curriculum they use must expose students to the reality of the future, which is Artificial Intelligence.    

Kenya’s education follows follow the 8-4-4 system, which includes 8 years of primary education, 4 years of secondary education and 4 years at the collegiate or University level. Former educational institutions focused on a one-for-all syllabus, irrespective of the student’s strengths or weakness in the past. With all this time being spent on learning, especially with a standardized curriculum, education has failed many.  In this regard, AI has the most to offer to both the teachers and their students.   

Personalized Curriculum: A primary concern for educational institutions.   

The incorporation of AI and ML into testing tools, helps systems understand a student’s area of interest. (This task has been one of the primary concerns of institutions worldwide for many years). By doing this, institutions can come up with a personalized curriculum for students without hampering the progress of the rest of the class. Currently, there are companies developing intelligent instruction designs (systems which replace tasks that were manually executed before). These systems provide learning, testing, and feedback for all students ranging from kindergarten to collegiate levels.  

The future of AI in education incorporates facial recognition to analyze the responses of students. By doing this, machines will be able to understand if a student is struggling with a task and make changes in the level of difficulty.   

Global Classrooms have become a reality  

The concept of a global classroom may come into fruition sooner than expected. The idea of students being able to interact and engage with their peers from across the globe is a promising and exciting notion. Language will no longer be an obstacle as many applications are equipped with tech to provide real-time translations. This would allow students and teachers to interact with each other in real-time. This innovation has been in the making for years and will come in handy for the students with visual or hearing impairments.   

While AI has many uses in education, there are some tasks that it still cannot execute. They include exhibiting creativity, social skills, and perceptiveness. These tasks still require the intervention of teachers in educational institutions.  

AI can help educators and teachers save time spent on routine tasks such as grading tests. These tasks are repetitive and time-consuming, the effort which can otherwise be directed elsewhere. Many institutions have begun using multiple choice questions in a bid streamline their grading process, while others are working on tools to analyze handwritten documents.  

The future of an AI-driven educational sector looks promising and both students and teachers will benefit from this venture. With technological advancements constantly changing, it is important that we stay updated with the latest disruptors of technology.  

Listen to global innovators share their thoughts on the impact of AI in the educational sector at the World AI Show.   

The show features a panel discussion where experts in the industry will talk about.   

  • The impact of AI in Advanced Education  
  • Advancements in trial and error learning  
  • Feedback systems for both teachers and students using AI  

The World AI Show makes its stop in Nairobi on the 21st and 22nd of March 2019. To know more about the event, to attend or to participate in it, click here.

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