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Teaching has gotten more difficult as the skills needed by employees today have become more diversified making teaching even more stressful.

Many have the preconceived notion that AI will soon replace teaching jobs, when in fact, it replaces tasks.

Teaching is arguably the most humanised profession in the world.

Take for example Noodle Factory, an AI teaching assistant platform that enables teachers to engage students through personalised tutoring, grading, and feedback in the form of AI chatbots, without teachers’ direct involvement.

Differentiated and individualized learning

Adjusting learning based on an individual student’s particular needs has been a priority for educators for years, but AI will allow a level of differentiation that’s impossible for teachers who have to manage 30 students in each class.

There are several edutech companies currently developing intelligent instruction design and digital platforms that use AI to provide learning, testing and feedback to students that gives them the challenges they are ready for, identifies gaps in knowledge and redirects to new topics when appropriate.

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 grasp a subject and will modify a lesson to respond to that. The idea of customizing curriculum for every student’s needs is not viable today, but it will be for AI-powered machines.         

Universal access for all students     

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. Presentation Translator is a free plug-in for PowerPoint that creates subtitles in real time for what the teacher is saying. This also opens up possibilities for students who might not be able to attend school due to illness or who require learning at a different level or on a particular subject that isn’t available in their own school. AI can help break down silos between schools and between traditional grade levels.      

Automate admin tasks     

Educators spend a tremendous amount of time grading homework and tests. AI can step in and make quick work out of these tasks while at the same time offering recommendations for how to close the gaps in learning. 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. There is much potential for AI to create more efficient enrollment and admissions processes.      

Tutoring and support outside the classroom       

Ask any parent who has struggled to help their teenager with math or a language class, and they will be very excited about the potential of AI to support their children when they are struggling at home with homework or test preparations.

Tutoring and studying programs are becoming more advanced thanks to artificial intelligence, and soon they will be more available and able to respond to a range of learning styles.    

There are many more AI applications for education that are being developed including AI mentors for learners, further development of smart content and a new method of personal development for educators through virtual global conferences.

Education might be a bit slower to the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning, but the changes are beginning and will continue.      

Although adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning in education may be a little slower than other industries.