Artificial Intelligence Could Free Up 13 Hours a Week for Teachers

| January 29, 2020

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That might be possible in the future, according to a report published this week by McKinsey & Company "How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact K-12 Teachers." The report estimates that 20 to 40 percent of the tasks teachers spend time on—grading, lesson planning, general administration—could be outsourced to technology. But, the report notes, AI can't inspire students, resolve conflicts, or mentor and coach. Robots could free teachers up to focus on those more important—and more rewarding—tasks. Additional time could "help support social-emotional learning and the development of the 21st-century skills that will be necessary to thrive in an increasingly automated workplace," the report says.

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