Applications of artificial intelligence in education | By Abid Hussein

Applications of artificial intelligence in education

According to the Oxford Language Dictionary, “Artificial intelligence (AI) is the theory and development of computer systems capable of performing tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision making, and translation between languages.

” AI has become one of the hottest buzzwords of our time, transforming human services into machine services with technology and good reason.

In recent years there have been several advances and innovations that were previously located in the realm of science fiction.

Now, after the invention of AI, human feels in real life. John McCarthy coined the term artificial intelligence at a conference in 1956.

The term AI accelerated when Shakey (a mobile all-purpose robot) was launched in 1969 for general education.

When IBM introduced the supercomputer “Deep Blue” in 1997, it was considered a huge milestone in AI.

Real-world AI operations began in 2002, when the first robot vacuum cleaner was introduced.

Starting in 2005, the technologist never looked back, presenting various applications such as speech recognition systems, dancing robots, smart homes and robotic process automation (RPA).

Artificial intelligence has been divided into four types: purely reactive, theory of mind, limited memory and self-aware.

Purely reactive machines give the possible outcome without observing data and memory like a chess game.

The theory of mind is used to understand thoughts and emotions; This type of AI interacts like a social human.

Limited storage is the kind of AI that preserves the data and adds more information to make the right decision with minimal storage.

Self-aware AI is the latest technology for future generations that is intelligent, sentient, and aware with understanding.

The Statistica report has stated that the global AI application software market is expected to reach $126 billion by 2025.

The Gartner report found that 37% of organizations have deployed AI applications, which has increased to 270% over the past four years.

Servion Global Solutions has stated that by 2025, 95% of customer interactions will be powered by AI.

As AI applications have been implemented in various fields, the education sector is one of the largest and most influential fields for all humanities in general and for digitally savvy people in particular.

AI has slowly started to find its roots in education, and this slow transition is increasing productivity among both educators and students.

Some of the main uses of AI are automated administrative tasks to support educators, such as facilitating and automating personalized messages to students, grading paperwork, providing feedback on routine issues, course and staff-related tasks, arranging and encouraging interaction between parents and guardians, etc .

AI can help create innovative content such as video lectures, animations, and learning content by being customized by different grade levels.

It can also be used in textbook guides and conference invitations, etc. AI has been declared one of the most productive uses for creating audio and video summaries of integral lesson plans.

Voice assistants are another cutting-edge application of AI that answers common questions from students without the involvement of the lecturer and teacher.

Hyper-personalization techniques are another use of AI to monitor student lesson plans, study guides, habits, and Flash Notes. This technology is highly recommended for educational institutions.

Another transparent technology of AI is the navigation application, which provides: timely, accurate and detailed information in educational institutions.

This technology uses GPS, a convolutional neural network, and a graph neural network to detect user activity; It gives you the number of lanes and indicates obstacles on the roads.

This application has been used by logistic companies that tell them road traffic and route optimization; Uber and Careem Services are the best examples of AI.

Social media has become a significant segment of our employees; We need it to interact efficiently and effectively.

Artificial intelligence has been used by leading social networking websites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

These applications use AI to help educational institutions improve and market their services.

Facebook uses an application called Deeptext that allows you to better understand conversations; It can automatically translate your conversation into different languages.

Modern educational institutions display their Twitter activity using AI services to remove propaganda and hateful content.

This is an excellent resource for getting your community members to share their thoughts openly.

Finally, educational institutions can use chatbots that use AI applications. This technology understands natural language to reply to people online via live chat, one of the best applications for students and faculty members.

Modern websites combine chatbots for live questions and answers. It offers 24/7 solutions to every question, the most remarkable application of AI. In short, AI and education have a strong connection of the imaginary world.

—The author is deputy head of the library in a government think tank.