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Technology is improving at an unimaginable pace. Human’s dependency on technology has led to the advent of AI…

Examples of AI in education

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AI is already being applied successfully in several educational instances and improves learning and student development, as well as educators’ performance.

Let’s take a closer look at a few applications:

  1. Emotional well-being: A child’s emotional state affects how well they can focus, engage, and stay motivated to learn. Virtual schools can be just as effective as face-to-face learning environments when they use emotion recognition technology. Thanks to gamification, learning can also be adjusted to be fun. Furthermore, AI can determine where students struggle and help them to improve and, ultimately, excel.9
  2. Spotting and filling the gaps: AI can identify the gaps in teachers’ presentations and educational material, and suggest adjustments where needed.10
  3. Children working alongside AI: Nao is a humanoid robot that talks, moves, and teaches children everything from literacy to computer programming. Nao engages children in learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and provides a fun coding lab for students. This introduction to basic coding allows students to instruct the robot to perform specific tasks, such as using hand gestures or doing choreographed dances. This way, students get the opportunity to become familiar with telling a robot (or program) what to do, thereby preparing them for a future where robots and humans work together.11

The following educational applications harness the power of AI to improve learning in students of all ages:

  1. Thinkster Math: Thinkster Math is a tutoring app that blends the math curriculum with a personalized teaching style. The app uses AI and ML to visualize how students think as they work through a math problem. This allows the tutor to quickly spot areas in the child’s thinking and logic that need work. It then assists them by giving them immediate, personalized feedback.
  2. Brainly: Students can ask homework questions on this education platform and receive automatic, verified answers from fellow students. Brainly, which ultimately helps students learn faster, uses ML algorithms to filter out spam.
  3. Content Technologies, Inc. (CTI): This AI company uses deep learning to create customized learning tools for students. One of these tools, JustTheFacts101, makes it easy for teachers to import syllabi into a CTI engine. The machine then uses algorithms to create personalized textbooks and coursework based on core concepts. Cram101 is another example of an AI-enhanced offering, where any textbook can be turned into a smart study guide, providing bite-sized content that’s easy to learn in a short space of time. The tool even produces multiple-choice questions, saving students time and helping them learn more effectively.
  4. Gradescope: This platform makes grading less time-consuming (teachers’ grading time is reduced by 70 percent or more) and provides student data that can indicate where they need additional assistance.
  5. Duolingo: With more than 120 million users worldwide, Duolingo has a broad audience that reaches beyond the classroom. It offers 19 languages and helps anyone using the app to learn a foreign language, building their skills over time. With quizzes and other tests, the program adapts to each user’s abilities to offer new challenges.

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