Here’s how artificial intelligence could solve the biggest problem in education

www.flickr.com Ashok Goel wants to expand high-quality education to “millions” more people over the internet. That idea isn’t new. It’s the same goal that’s pushed universities to make more and more courses and degree programs available over the internet, making it possible for students living on the far sides of the word to get degrees from American universities — and vice versa. But online education has a problem: Of the hordes of students that sign up for massive open online classes (MOOCs), an average of less than 7% finish. Goel thinks artificial intelligence can change that. “There are many reasons” students don’t finish, he told Tech Insider. “But one reason is that these MOOCs do not provide any teaching assistants. So you can sign up for a course, say in mathematics, or computer science, or…


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