Training and Education

Computers have been employed within the field of education for many years, often with disappointing results. However, recent and current research within the field of artificial intelligence (AI) is having a positive impact on educational applications. For example, there now exist ICAI (intelligent computer-assisted instruction) systems to teach or tutor many different subjects; several such systems are discussed herein. In addition to CAI (computer-assisted instruction) systems, we discuss the development of learning environments that are designed to facilitate student-initiated learning. A third major application is the use of expert systems to assist with educational diagnosis and assessment. During the course of our discussion of these three major application areas, we indicate where AI has already played a major role in the development of such systems and where further research is required in order to overcome current limitations. Different area’s that AI could help education are but not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence can automate basic activities in education, like grading.
  • Educational software can be adapted to student needs.
  • It can point out places where courses need to improve.
  • Students could get additional support from AI tutors.
  • AI-driven programs can give students and educators helpful feedback.
  • It is altering how we find and interact with information.
  • It could change the role of teachers.
  • AI can make trial-and-error learning less intimidating.
  • Data powered by AI can change how schools find, teach, and support students.
  • AI may change where students learn, who teaches them, and how they acquire basic skills.