AI is a disruptive strategy that has redesigned the ‘work hard’ philosophy into the ‘work smart’ philosophy.
Artificial intelligence and fiction do not live in the realm of film but rather it has slowly entered our education system and is transforming education-learning education all over the world. Multiple groundbreaking AI technologies have been developed for image recognition, speech recognition, text-to-speech, chatbot engines and have made significant contributions to a wide range of educational solutions. Clearly, we are not at a stage where robots are taking classes but at a stage where AI has begun to customize the learning experience and make it more personalized. Universities around the world use AI for admissions and student retention. Tracking the performance progress of AI-driven students to identify knowledge gaps and proper follow-up, while still at an early stage, ensuring satisfaction for all stakeholders, has the potential to transform the teaching-learning experience. Following the outbreak of Covid-19, AI-enabled test procturing tools were used to ensure the smooth conduct of worldwide examinations, the education system and the future prospects of students everywhere.
AI is a disruptive strategy that has redesigned the ‘work hard’ philosophy into the ‘work smart’ philosophy. It promises significant learning benefits, including unique learning for students, ability to adjust speed, control repetition and increase subject comprehension, and ultimately AI-based learning games to keep students engaged. Machine learning, neural networks, and other AI approaches can be used to create assessment tools that are more promising and diagnostic than traditional testing. AI has come to the rescue of students with special needs through advanced voice recognition, text-to-speech and text modification. Combined with AI, augmented and virtual reality has taken us to the next level of imagination and creativity. With the government’s new initiative for engineering degrees in various regional languages, AI and NLP will come as a stepping stone towards creativity and innovation. As such, AI is helping higher education institutions find innovation through their better student engagement, more funding, and faster growth.
AI has come to help teachers and students in various ways where it has enhanced human intelligence rather than replacement. Teachers can use AI tools to track the progress of their students in real-time thus helping them to understand and analyze the problem only at an early stage. AI Smart Analytics identifies topics that most students grasp and thus provides teachers with recommendations for topics that need to be repeated for better understanding and learning. AI will help to eliminate repetitive and mundane tasks such as testing, evaluation, answering the same questions, etc. will save faculty time for fruitful work. So, it can be said that AI will do what people don’t want to do.
Covid 19 came as a huge hindrance that not only changed our way of working and living but also increased this change faster than we could have imagined. It has penetrated technology into our lives and the process is irreversible. In fact, Covid-19 has given everyone a crash course in terms of the digital aspects of education. But yes, we are now better prepared to embrace the new digital age of learning as an important component of AI. We now know the flaws we have and can work on them. India, a developing country, is still in the early stages of building the desired infrastructure in the field, as AI technologies are hungry for computing power and high-speed connectivity. Recognizing the digital demand, the government has created the National Educational Technology Forum to provide guidance, support, investment and advice to organizations to enhance their technological capabilities. To meet the needs of today’s technology-savvy students, universities must build next-generation campus infrastructure and embrace modern applications that establish an integrated infrastructure and enable intuitive experience for all stakeholders.
The future of AI is miraculous. With one device in each hand, the amount of time we spend on the system, all of this must be matched by our cloning of data. Classrooms will be a global classroom open to all, with different backgrounds, speaking different languages or with visual or hearing impairments. The future of AI will be amazing when you have someone, maybe your personal teacher or your personal friend, around you who never says ‘no’ at midnight.
Although AI is still in its infancy, similar to human evolution it will make its own growth path with infinite possibilities. So far ‘we’ve scratched the surface of everything possible.’