Role and Benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education

There has been a technological revolution going on across the world. Take any sector and one can find technological disruptions. So why should the education industry lag? The education industry and technology have formed a dream team. And how can we discuss modern technology without mentioning the one that has created ripples everywhere- Artificial Intelligence (AI)? The role of AI in education sector is very much apparent but how many of us are genuinely aware of the function or the benefits of AI?

So, here is a blog that will look into the uses and benefits of AI in education.

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Although the term AI has become a lingo in recent years, it was initially used in the 1950s, referring to the imitation of human intelligence by machines. Simply put, “AI refers to all applications that do complicated tasks that formerly demanded human creativity and involvement.

There are ample examples of Artificial Intelligence present in our everyday lives, such as Google Maps, various ride-hailing applications, face detection software, text editors or autocorrect, search recommendations, chatbots, digital assistants, e-payments, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools, among others. The purpose of these technologies is to enable computers to perform intellectual tasks. These include functions like decision-making, problem-solving, perception, and understanding human communication.

Artificial Intelligence: Purposes

It’s fantastic that technology has evolved so far that AI has been developed to help humans with complex activities. But what exactly is the purpose of artificial intelligence?

The following facts support some of the intended purposes of artificial intelligence:

  • Automating high-volume work: AI helps in performing frequent and high-volume computerized tasks without fatigue. Though still for such works, we need a human inquiry.
  • A perfect tool to add Intelligence: AI helps in adding intelligence to existing products. This means that AI can add value to the already existing application.
  • Natural language processing: The advent of AI with the help of deep neural networks is quite helpful. This technology is used to recognize and produce natural human language. For example, interactions with Alexa Google Search, and Google Photos are possible due to AI.
  • Enhance security: AI is an excellent tool for improving cybersecurity, and its benefits have been established. Artificial intelligence can analyze network traffic trends to detect odd behavior and possible breaches of security.

The Role of AI in Education Sector 

The basic goal of AI is to mimic human intellect and execute complex human tasks more efficiently and quickly. In the educational sector, AI can quickly expedite the entire teaching-learning process. Let us look into the role of artificial intelligence in the education sector.

Tailored Learning

One of the roles of AI in the education sector is to help customize learning. Traditional classrooms are frequently one-size-fits-all types. However, this approach ignores the fact that each kid is unique, with distinct learning styles, skills, and shortcomings. Here comes AI’s involvement in the education sector: tailoring learning materials. The Adaptive Learning method is one of the best ways AI can help personalize learning. In this technique, AI evaluates a learner’s strengths and shortcomings in real time and recommends personalized learning paths.

Aside from that, AI can help with tailored content recommendations, personalized assessments, customized feedback, and so on.

AI for Education of Special Needs Students

Students suffering from disabilities can find new ways of interacting with the help of AI. One of the main benefits of AI in education for students with special needs is that it may assist in the creation of lesson plans tailored to their individual needs. For instance, students with speech or communication impairments can use AI-driven speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies to communicate with teachers and fellow students.

AI For Better Teaching

AI has the potential to make the entire teaching process simpler and more efficient. Here are some ways AI technology might help teachers teach more effectively.

  • Produce adaptive content.
  • Provide feedback based on students’ needs in real-time.
  • Create smart content.
  • Facilitate tasks such as assessing, grading, responding to student inquiries, and so on.
  • Improve interactions with students with special needs through the use of adaptive technologies.

Language Learning

Nowadays, thanks to AI and ML technologies, learners can learn any new language from anywhere in the world. There are a number of virtual platforms that provide language lessons with real-time feedback on aspects such as pronunciation, grammar, and so on. The same can be stated for online learning as well.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

AR and VR technologies, if combined with AI, have the potential to create immersive and interactive learning experiences that appeal to a wide range of learning styles and abilities.

Advantages of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Here are some ways to realize the benefits of AI in the education sector.

  • Making teaching-learning methods effective.
  • Aiding in better teacher-student communication.
  • Offering real-time feedback
  • Establishing a flexible learning environment
  • Creating inclusive teaching-learning content for students with special needs
  • Time-saving
  • Generating adaptive learning materials
  • 24*7 assistance via chatbots
  • Addressing skill gaps effectively
  • Facilitating remote learning

How does Globsyn Business School Inculcate AI?

With a legacy of nearly two decades of amalgamating technology with education, Globsyn Business School (GBS) uses technology to not only supplement the knowledge dissemination system but also make its students more ‘technology’ sentient – a must-have condition for today’s corporate environment.

The B-School has included some of the rich quality courses like Industry 4.0 where students can learn the fundamental aspects and vital roles of Artificial Intelligence. The course integrates technologies linked with advanced machine learning algorithms – an exclusive part of Artificial Intelligence.

Moreover, the Chatbot feature in the GBS website is an example of using AI effectively. It is typically a ‘live chat’ option that enables the bot to answer complex queries. The interaction is engaging, conversational, and lively. Chatbot also helps to understand customer’s choices and preferences.

In the upcoming years, GBS is planning to transform its pedagogy by integrating AR, MR, and 3D videos with traditional techniques to make the Hybrid Learning Model more immersive and self-paced.

Key Takeaway

The role of AI in the education sector is ever-evolving. As science is advancing, AI technologies are becoming more sophisticated. Hence, all the stakeholders of the academic community should work in tandem towards a common goal of building an ecosystem with the right infusion of Artificial Intelligence and other technology-based education. This will enable learners to continue acquiring, perceiving, and connecting necessary skills with greater flexibility.