Learning in the era of AIJune 4, 2020 2020-06-04 13:20
Learning in the era of AI
Learning in the era of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving. All over the world, public and private sector companies are terming this to be ‘The Era of AI’. This goes hand in hand with the technological advancement of having devices that have facial and speech recognition, robots that help in the secondary sector (with manufacturing goods, warehouse logistics), computers that help in breakthroughs in the field of science, and much more.
With computers automating and transforming everyone’s lives, there exists a bias within the process of learning and education in terms of the future opportunities. These will be dependent not on the student’s grades, but on their creativity, capability, empathy and understanding of their subject. This raises an important question of preparing the students to adapt to the era of artificial intelligence.
AI Literacy in schooling
Computational thinking and related skill sets are slowly becoming an important aspect of the field of education. With this, AI is also becoming recognised as an indispensable research tool, especially for STEM education. Various educational institutions worldwide are now working with each other, in collaboration with nonprofits and industries to develop student-friendly platforms with AI services. This will ensure learning through channelling one’s creativity, critical and logical thinking.
AI in Vocational Training and Adult Education
By ensuring that vocational and adult education has sufficient exposure to AI concepts, people can have greater and rewarding opportunities in professional growth. This requires understanding the rapid emerging era of AI and creating a curriculum, assessment and materials that caters to this transformation. This has a huge impact especially since it offers a prospect of better employment, and is very cost-effective in the long run.
AI and Learning in Classrooms
Including AI in the classroom paves way for a very personalised form of learning, which is effective and affordable. This can prove to be user-friendly as well as understand the boundaries of the students and the larger social implications. By being learning companions, they can aid teachers especially in special education. Developing an AI centred approach aims at providing quality education for all, despite all barriers of affordability, learning disability and other developmental disorders. Extending such continued support and intervention can definitely help in better results.
Developing AI definitely requires creativity, critical thinking, ethical knowledge and engaging with diverse perspectives. By democratizing AI through nonprofits and other organisations, we can empower a wider, diverse and inclusive group of citizens which is essential and can build a stronger foundation in this Era of AI.