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Artificial Intelligence for Education

November, 2018

For many years, teachers and instructors have struggled to help each and every student with their individualized educational needs. Addressing individualized educational needs also gets incredibly tough in a classroom of a higher number of students, as all required to pass the same standardized test, regardless of personal growth. The adoption of AI in educational systems has the potential to disrupt the traditional and potentially damaging one-size-fits-all model of modern teaching. Although, Machine Learning algorithms have already begun helping instructors fill the gaps while indicating which subjects’ students are struggling the most.

With time as educational artificial intelligence develops, students will be able to study from their comfort zone and at their convenient time using any platform they want to peruse. Moreover, there has been increased development of AI-enabled educational apps and platforms. For instance, Thinkster Math is a tutoring application that combines real math curriculum with a personalized teaching style. The application assigns each student a behind-the-scenes tutor who watches their mental process unfold step-by-step on an iPad screen. The application also improves each students’ logic process by providing video assistance for stuck students and immediate, personalized feedback.

Similarly, Content Technologies, Inc. (CTI), AI company, is working on using deep learning algorithms and technologies to create customized textbooks that fit the needs of specific courses and students. In the application, teachers import syllabi into a CTI engine. CTI machinery then masters the content and can use algorithms to create personalized textbooks and coursework based on core concepts. Furthermore, another combination of AI-powered apps is making a significant improvement in literacy levels for students: Microsoft Office Lens and the immersive reader in OneNote and Word. Microsoft Office Lens is a free smartphone app that allows students or teachers to capture a photo of text and send it to OneNote or Word where optical character recognition (OCR) can be performed. Schools, colleges, and universities are working on using AI-enabled smart apps and solutions to redesign learning processes. Modern smart classroom spaces are now generally equipped with circular tables, laptops, multiple projectors, flat screen monitors, and whiteboards to support active and collaborative learning.

Pradeep Singh,
Sr. Research Analyst,
Infoholic Research