April 6, 2019
The most successful area for artificial intelligence developers has become education. Both teachers and students are constantly using apps to read and study different subjects. The first devices for teaching began to appear back in the 80s of the last century: systems with interactive simulators for practicing mathematics, foreign languages and many other disciplines – and now online learning allows each teacher to significantly expand the audience. The authors of the report believe that this process will continue to develop, but still, living teachers from schools will not disappear and will continue to teach basic subjects.
Today, many companies are producing educational robots that are used in schools. For example, Ozobot helps elementary school students with programming, and he also knows how to dance and play special games on the touch screen.
Apps like Duolingo and Carnegie Speech teach foreign languages using speech recognition and NLP techniques, and SHERLOCK’s training system trains aviation students to recognize problems with aircraft electrical systems.
Now experts are developing technologies that can analyze student mistakes, identify the most difficult places in the curriculum and help college and university students with problematic topics. Progress in the United States could be even more noticeable if the state provided more money for the development of educational institutions. However, the authors of the report believe that here too there is a danger in the too rapid development of technologies. Today, young people spend more and more time at the computer, they lack live communication, and they are losing social skills. If, after a few years, students do not need to go out and communicate with someone at all in order to get an education, this will have a negative impact on their psyche and development.