Artificial Intelligence in education: the need of the hour
There have been a lot of changes in the last few years. The necessary skills for the future have changed. So, we need to skill our students accordingly as the jobs of the future would be into Artificial Intelligence, block chain, machine learning, etc. So, it is important to incorporate Artificial Intelligence in Education for K-12 education.
This will not only make the work of a teacher easier but will also suit varied requirements of students with different learning capabilities. On the other hand, students will get early exposure to AI and they will learn how to work alongwith AI machines. But, the integration of AI into school system needs proper planning, infrastructure and training of teachers. Since teachers would be using this technology, they need to be hands on with it. The implementation has to be smart, safe and interesting.
AI will complement existing teaching methodologies and AI can never replace teachers as it is the teachers who shape our children. They nurture students with love and care and teach them compassion, foster passion, sense of community and good moral values. The teacher-student relationship is sacred and nothing can replace it.
I would like to close with the popular quote, ““A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn’t go to waste.”