Teachers Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence in Education

Automation has affected nearly every industry–47 percent of U.S. employees are at risk of computer automation, according to an Oxford University study–and teachers are no longer exempt. While automation in the classroom started with automated lights, it is now expanding to automating tasks with artificial intelligence (AI) machines. While some technophobes may paint a picture of robots replacing teachers in the near future, nearly all technology experts agree that this is highly unlikely. Rather, AI will just help teachers increase efficiency and improve their classroom management. The Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation, recently released a new report, “Teaching in the Machine Age: How Innovation Can Make Bad Teachers Good and Good Teachers Better.” The report explains that AI machines…


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