Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education

Recently UNESCO has released the ‘Status of Education Report 2022 for India’ ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education’.

It is the main annual report of UNESCO. The report for the year 2022 is the fourth edition. The objective of this report is to provide guidance for responsible and citizen-centred use of AI in education in India.

Key findings of report-

  • The AI ​​market in India is expected to reach US$ 7.8 billion by the year 2025 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.2%.
  • AI literacy is becoming increasingly relevant in India.
  • AI skill spread rate in India is relatively the highest in the world. This is 3.09 times higher than the global average.

This report emphasizes on a comprehensive and personalized Intelligent Learning System (ITS). Whereas today’s education system is based on the same method for all, which is flawed. ITS addresses this problem by monitoring learning outcomes and assessing the competencies of students individually in real time.

Challenges of Implementation of AI in Education

  • There is a lack of policies on the role of AI in education.
  • The lack of resources and infrastructure affects the spread of AI in education.
  • There is a dearth of training data for AI in education systems.
  • The number of AI based fraud and forgery and AI enabled tools has increased.
  • Students can cheat (such as plagiarism) through AI-supported tools.
  • India has also understood the potential of AI. It is for this reason that the National Education Policy 2020 has emphasized the integration of AI in education.
  • Through this, quality and skill based education will be promoted to meet the requirements of Industry-4.0.

Recommendations of report-

  • AI ethics in education should be given top priority.
  • Providing a comprehensive regulatory framework for AI in education should be accelerated. Effective public-private partnership should be created. All students and teachers should be ensured access to the latest technology.
  • Efforts should be made to remove the biases associated with algorithms and the discrimination arising out of it.
  • Necessary reforms are necessary to increase public confidence in AI.
  • The private sector can be consulted to better utilize the knowledge of students and academics in developing AI products.

Source – The Hindu

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