Learning has been and will always be a fundamental part of evolution. As our collective intelligence improves, we are beginning to create machines that have human-like abilities to learn and make strategic decisions.
Education sector has come a long way since the capability of artificial intelligence (AI)-based teaching has entered the domain. Today, students do not need to attend physical classrooms to study as long as they have access to internet connection. AI is also allowing the automation of administrative tasks, allowing institutions to automate mundane tasks so that the educators can spend more time with students. Now is the time to discuss the transformations brought by AI in education.
With AI making rapid inroads in the EdTech sector, the education industry is becoming more convenient and personalized. Integrated with other disruptive and emerging technologies like machine learning (ML), AI is bringing forth a paradigm shift in the classical method of learning, thus changing what future of education. AI-based edtech offers machines with intelligent capabilities like recognizing data patterns, learning, processing, and speech recognition. These newer technologies are enabling creation of smart content by compressing the materials of the textbooks into a more comprehensible study guide with the inclusion of chapter summaries, practice tests, and flashcards.
That being said, one major breakthrough in the EdTech market has been the emergence of an intelligent tutoring system (ITS). This is a computer system that aims to provide immediate and customized instruction or feedback to learners, usually without requiring intervention from a human teacher. ITSs have the common goal of enabling learning in a meaningful and effective manner by using a variety of computing technologies. There are many examples of ITSs being used in both formal education and professional settings in which they have demonstrated their capabilities.
Additionally, AI is showing massive potential in the automation and personalization of administrative tasks such as the evaluation of written responses, grading of homework, among others. The admission process has also benefitted from AI with the automation of processing and classification of paperwork. Several companies are currently leveraging AI to develop smart teaching platforms capable of providing learning, testing, and feedback to each student directly. Thus, creating a more customized and differentiated digital learning experience for students of all ranges and grades.
Although AI may not ultimately take over the role of teachers, it will undoubtedly transform the way they run their classrooms. The advent of AI has already paved the way for virtual lecturers and learning environment into the educational arena. AI tools are also being used to make virtual classrooms available for students all over the globe, even for those who speak different languages, or have visual or hearing impairments.
To help education institutions navigate through the best-breed AI technology solution provider, Education Technology Insights has compiled this edition on top 10 artificial intelligence solution providers. Through a distinguished panel comprised of CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and Education Technology Insights’ editorial panel, we have evaluated and shortlisted 10 organizations that have significantly stood out as some of the most prominent players in the AI technology for the year 2019. The organizations featured in this issue through their business knowledge and industry prowess have established their eminence in the AI technology sector.
We present to you Education Technology Insights’ “Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Providers – 2019.”