NEWS & TRENDS: How is AI Used in Education—Real World Examples of Today and a Peek into the Future

It is expected that artificial intelligence in US education will grow by 47.5% from 2017-2021. AI had already been appeared in some tools that help develop skills and testing systems. As AI develops, the hope is that it can help fill the gaps in learning and teaching and allow schools ad teachers to do more than ever before. AI can drive efficiency, personalization, and streamline admin tasks to allow teachers the time and freedom to provide understanding and adaptability. AI will also allow a level of differentiation that’s impossible for teachers who have to manage 30 students in each class. As AI gets more sophisticated, it might be possible for a machine to read the expression that passes on a student’s face that indicates they are struggling to understand and then modify a lesson in response. Artificial intelligence tools can help make global classrooms available to all including those who speak different languages or who might have visual or hearing impairments. Although machines can already grade multiple-choice tests, they are very close to being able to assess written responses as well. As AI steps in to automate admin tasks, it opens up more time for teachers to spend with each student.