Nothing comes without fault, especially when you speak of technology. Mistakes will happen in the form of glitches and bugs, but even so, AI is there to improve our field in countless ways. Whether in adaptive learning, language learning, technical and math field learning, and a dozen others, AI has the full potential to make learning and teaching better than ever.
Algorithms are becoming more sophisticated each day -- more autonomous and predictive. When applied in the field of education, AI has contributed to automated scoring, intelligent teaching and tutoring systems, and early warning systems to detect what subject a student is struggling with.
Artificial intelligence has become so involved in many industries that countries all over the world are competing in which systems get to stand out in the future of education, commerce, entertainment, and more.
According to Forbes, among the contributions of AI in education include smart tutoring, universal access, and personalized learning. They're being used now, but more so in the near future. These developments will become the path that will lead educators and students to a more sophisticated set of tools that will greatly improve the learning experience.
AI tools for education will give students the liberty to learn at their own pace, allow them to try again should they fail, and teach them how to acquire and develop skills. Of course, there's a need to keep a competitive advantage, so each AI tool must be decided upon and implemented as soon as it's proven effective for a specific system of learning.
That will be the science and art of effective use of artificial intelligence -- applying it with appropriation, assessing whether it's effective or not, and continuing the cycle of improvement.
The many facets of artificial intelligence will merge to create a system that's apt for a specific curriculum. It will start with educating teachers and tutors, applying the technology, and assessing what's effective for students and what doesn't work. AI will inevitably become education's most important partner.
This partnership has already started, but it's become more realized now. Schools are already planning the future of teaching, given we'll have to be reliant on distance learning for the time being.
Now more than ever, educators need the help of technology. Faced with the unprecedented turmoil of having to transition to online learning in a short period of time, it has forced everyone to rethink ways to continue learning.
But AI is here -- and it may not fix the current state of education, but it can help.