Deccan Chronicle : 2019-03-03

Ai & You : 26 : 10

Ai & You

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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