From Editor’s Desk

From Editor’s Desk

Dr. Vinod Sople, Chief Editor

The experts have been predicting the changes that will arise due to advent of widespread artificial intelligence. We have made smart and often significant use of AI technology in many applications which will change our day-to-day lives. One place where artificial intelligence is poised to make big changes is in education. However, it is yet a distant dream to see robots taking role of teachers.  There are many projects already in the works that use computer intelligence to help students and teachers get more out of the educational experience. In college, grading homework and tests for large lecture courses can be tedious work. Even in lower standards, in the schools, the teachers often find that grading takes up a significant amount of time, that could be used to interact with students, prepare for class and work on development. AI grading software with the improvement in the coming years, allow teachers to focus more on in-class activities and student interaction than grading. 

From kindergarten to graduate school, custom-tailored education could be a machine-assisted solution to helping students at different levels work together in one classroom, with teachers facilitating the learning and offering help and support when needed. Artificial intelligence offers a way to solve host of problems faced in teaching-learning process.  

AI can not only help teachers and students to craft courses that are customized to their needs, but it can also provide feedback to both about the success of the course. AI systems could be programmed to provide expertise, serving as a place for students to ask questions and find information or could even potentially take the place of teachers for very basic course materials. In most cases, however, AI will shift the role of the teacher to that of facilitator. 

Artificial intelligence could offer students a way to experiment and learn in a relatively judgment-free environment, especially when AI tutors can offer solutions for improvement. The smart data gathering, powered by intelligent computer systems, is already making changes to how educational institutes interact with prospective and current students. Data mining systems are already playing an integral role in today’s higher-education landscape, but artificial intelligence could further alter higher education.  

While major changes may still be a few decades in the future, the reality is that artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change just about everything we take for granted about education. Finally, one may ask, can AI help in management research studies and report writing in higher education space?