EDTECH: Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Transforming Online Learning

Artificial intelligence (or AI) has permeated most facets of our lives. Algorithms suggest our social media mates. Software trades our stocks. Soon, computers may even whizz us about town, autonomously. But could the arrival of the robots be applied to education? Jozef Misik, managing director of Knowble, a language tech start-up whose products are built on AI, believes so: “Most educational technology products will have an AI or deep learning component in future,” he says. Already, AI is able to address common learning challenges. Software can track students’ learning processes to help identify problems and, through data analysis, predict performance. Julia Stiglitz, VP of enterprise at online education company Coursera, says: “Data is an amazing resource for teachers, who glean detailed feedback on how learners are processing information.” Such technology…


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