Artificial intelligence is a technology aimed at endowing machines with intelligence. In education, it can provide a more personalized learning experience for the student. It is now a necessity in high school.
“Personalization is the key word in education. For this, it is necessary that each student has a mentor or teacher who would find an individual approach and special teaching methods. Since this is not possible, we need a robot to help in this process,” said John Paul Hempel Lima , academic coordinator for computer engineering and artificial intelligence courses at the FIAP University Center.
In practice, in distance learning with the help of artificial intelligence, it is possible to understand in which subjects the student needs additional support and needs to repeat a series of exercises, or he has already learned everything necessary and can move on to the next step.
Lima emphasized that content can be created based on data analysis and user behavior when accessing videos.
“Based on this information, patterns can be identified and the process can be automated ,” said the academic coordinator.
“Today the teacher comes into the classroom, gives an exercise, while he knows that some will have difficulties, he cannot help everyone at once. Artificial intelligence can solve this problem. If the student did everything right, fine, but if he has difficulties, I can pick up other exercises. We are talking about a future where this technology will fully enter our lives, the proposal of new exercises will be based on data analysis,” said John Paul Hempel Lima.
Another example of the use of artificial intelligence is the work of chatbots – virtual assistants that answer questions in human language and work in a more personalized way than programs that have a list of frequently asked questions, the answers to which are standardized.
Artificial intelligence can be applied in other areas of education besides teaching. In the case of FIAP, the school uses AI as part of a predictive system that analyzes a range of data, including student attendance and grades.
When the scores start to drop, the platform generates an alarm for the college to call the student, find out about his situation and offer the necessary support.
A study by the Social Service of Industry (SESI) and the National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI) indicates a trend towards the active use of artificial intelligence-based educational technologies in schools by 2030.
These organizations predict the increasing use of intelligent systems that measure the knowledge gained by the student in a particular subject, and can also understand whether he is happy that he was able to solve the problem.
Another trend is the creation of individual textbooks that take into account the profile of the student. In this way, editions can be more descriptive.
Smart glasses that show the user information and interpret voice commands using natural language, and wireless headsets that capture what a person says, instantly translating it if the language doesn’t match, are other resources listed in the document as trends in education in the coming years.
But technology based on artificial intelligence has more than just advantages.
Launched last November, ChatGPT, a robot capable of generating texts, poems, songs and even entire book chapters like a human, has sparked controversy. Its use is already being restricted in some schools as educators fear that students might use it to learn answers to exercises and engage in assignments. This is reported by Metrópoles, a partner of the TV BRICS network.