Artificial intelligence or AI has so far demonstrated an incredible ability to improve many areas of our lives. For example, AI can be used to develop better designs for vehicles or even buildings while also facilitating great strides in medicine and other vital areas.
The education sector is likely one of the industries that will benefit hugely from AI. It is a segment that has traditionally relied mainly on human input in the form of teachers. Unfortunately, teachers are underpaid, undervalued and are often face heavy workloads that slow them down. These factors create a blend where teachers are not very motivated, and productivity is slow.
What if we could tap into AI to develop a better learning experience?
AI has so far demonstrated its ability to find better or more efficient ways of doing things. Perhaps we can tap into it to achieve more efficiency in the classroom. For example, AI could be used to develop tools or even lectures delivered in an easier to understand manner. The approach would likely be more efficient because it would reduce the work for teachers who would then focus on guiding students on the learning material in the lectures.
AI might also be the missing link to improving the learning experience through online classes. The shift to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic yielded many challenges which were also important opportunities to find out which areas needed improvement. The primary benefit when learning content is readily available online is that students can learn and rewind if they did not understand the educational concepts. They can repeat or rewind until they understand it completely. Students will thus have a deeper understanding of the education material.
AI can be used to develop virtual assistants that can deliver an optimized and engaging online classroom experience. AI may also tap into other technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality to give students a more immersive approach to learning. For example, medical students may learn or observe how to conduct surgeries through VR and AR. Such an approach would not only give students a deeper understanding of their respective fields.