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How AI Breakthroughs Are Transforming Education

The education sector is fast embracing the developments made possible by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science, with recent estimates showing the role of AI within US education to increase by 47.5% between 2017-2021.

AI and data science promise to speed up efficiencies in school systems, giving education leaders and teachers more time to teach. By automating low-skill, time consuming administrative tasks, teachers can focus more attention on nurturing the development skills of children in schools and provide higher quality education. With the power of AI they can:

  • Provide a level of customized and personalized teaching
  • Create smart and interactive teaching content
  • Deliver lectures and material at a distance for students unable to physically attend classes

Improving Students’ Experiences

Data science is already capable of transforming textbooks and material into far more accessible and impactful formats. For instance, new smart content systems like Cram101 are able to automatically transform dry textbooks into a set of summaries, flashcards and interactive tests. This makes a student’s study time more efficient and in turn, frees up more time for teachers to develop better learning experiences.

Data-driven developments in education are now happening at scale. 15 million pupils in India have already used an AI-powered teaching platform called 100Marks that performs a comprehensive assessment of a student’s knowledge and progression as well as providing personalised content recommendations.

A Transformative Approach to Learning Difficulties

The Rochester Institute of Technology has been working with Microsoft Cognitive Services by using AI to help their large contingency of disabled students through speech recognition software.

The technology is even helping translate data insights to power robots that can interact with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) pupils more effectively. A study in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire has shown that such robots can improve sociability and one-to-one interactions between ASD children.

Powerful Feedback and Analytics For Teachers

The benefits do not only extend to pupils. Intelligent teaching systems such as Third Space Learning leverage data and analytics to provide teachers with vital feedback in real-time, on how their students are performing throughout the week, during different classes and how they are responding to different teaching methods. With such insights, teachers are able to adapt and improve their own skills.

Recent research has also suggested that AI could be used in smart classrooms to help lecturers improve their speech, hand gestures and body language over time.

Applying These Lessons to Business

At Fospha, we know first hand how AI and data science can radically transform the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and business strategies.

Our data scientists are at the forefront of AI research and its application within businesses. Through close collaboration with the best scientific universities in the country and our frequently held hackathons, we are able to hire talent capable of producing systems and products at the cutting-edge. Businesses are currently sitting on an abundance of siloed data, with little appreciation of it’s meaning or value.

Fospha’s goal is to become the authoritative experts in data science and AI, to vastly increase ROI and engagement. We know that these technologies can seem daunting so our team of data scientists work closely and collaboratively with our clients to ensure effective and successful adoption.