Although AI cannot permanently replace the tutor, it’s one of the most disruptive technologies in the education industry. Despite the controversial debate of learners’ screen time, many researchers have shown that AI improves educational outcomes. AI in education brings multiple different benefits to learners and tutors.
First of all, AI is changing the way in which content is customized for learners and tutors. Secondly, AI in education helps the educator to analyze the progress of learners. Finally, AI works synergistically with other technologies, like virtual and augmented reality.
AI enables learners’ access education anywhere and at any time. For instance, Scratch is a platform that enables learners mostly between the age of 6 to 16 to create their own interactive stories, animation and games and share with others whether at home or in school. Blippar is a startup that deals with augmented reality and computer vision to improve teacher and learners experience.
Learn&Go is another good example. The platform automatically analyzes the writing style of the student to determine the learners’ progress. This app can be used by pre-school to university learners, allowing better interaction between the learner and educator.
Squirrel AI is a platform that utilizes AI to mimic a human teacher in order to offer customized tutor plans and tutoring. Use of Squirrel AI is encouraged during off class hours so as to improve learner’s performance and efficiency. This platform provides learners with efficient and supervised adaptive learning.
Right now, only institutions with proper funding and support will be able to reap the benefits of AI and machine learning. However, as AI advances and becomes cheaper and more accessible, it becomes clear that AI solutions will dominate the education sector.