AI&YOU PG Chronicle Sunday 10 SUNDAY 3 | MARCH 2019 SMART TECHNOLOGIES MAKE EDUCATION EASIER, FASTER AND MORE INTERACTIVE TRANSFORMING CLASSROOMS R instead adapt themselves to the upcoming changes brought by the highly restructured technologies of computers now present in the form of robots. These robots aren’t going to replace teachers but act as learning and teaching assistants for students and teachers respectively. Hence, the teachers and students must prepare themselves for the advent of novelty in technology, as they did in the times of incorporating computers into their professional lives. ote learning seems to be the bane of our education system for the last few decades. Teachers and educationalists worldwide have been trying to overcome the issue with inventive ideas, including elearning techniques. Number of students engaged in experimental learning has surged, but will this mean robots are going to replace teachers? While policymakers grapple needs to tailor education systems and equip students with relevant skills, robots ironically are challenging the rote learning. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Virtual Reality (VR) have come together in an impactful way to counter rote learning. They carry a real potential of transforming the traditional scenario in education. These developments are identical to the revolution that the onset of computers once brought in. Surprisingly, these new verticals of technology have originated from these very computers. The stakeholders of education need not worry, but BY ROHIT MANGLIK The writer is CEO, EduGorilla on INNOVATION IN EDUCATION IS THE HALLMARK OF A PROGRESSIVE SOCIETY. RECENT DEVELOPEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY — ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE (AI), MACHINE LEARNING (ML) AND VIRTUAL LEARNING (VR) — ARE LIKELY TO TRANSFORM THE TRADIITONAL SCENARIO IN EDUCATION WHICH IS MARRED BY ROTE LEARNING AND MECHANICAL TEACHING BRIDGING THE GAP During one of the days when I was routinely surfing the net, a news detailing about one Tyler Gibson caught my attention. Tyler, a student in his later childhood, was undergoing chemotherapy at the Children’s Cancer Hospital of UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center. During the initial stages of Tyler’s illness, VGO, a robot powered with the capacity of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, came to his rescue. The robot helped Tyler communicate with his classmates and teachers by becoming his eyes and ears. Tyler said, “I could control VGO from home and see everything that was going on.” Turn from page 11
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