Three ways artificial intelligence is transforming higher education

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already having a major impact on a range of industries – hot on the heels is education.While AI can fuel some form of uncertainty and anxiety in people in regards to jobs, with one report predicting that automation will threaten over 800 million jobs worldwide by 2030, there are reasons to believe that AI can bring some positive change in the education realm.  So how exactly is AI shaking things up in higher education? Earlier this year, The Philipps University of Marburg unveiled a humanoid teaching assistant – Yuki – in Germany. The robot is Professor Jürgen Handke’s assistant, who helps with teaching and learning.According to DW Documentary, Yuki can get a sense of how students are doing academically, what kind of support they need and also have them take tests. Professor Handke insists Yuki is merely an assistant, and will never replace him as a lecturer.So, can robots revolutionise university-level teaching and learning? The technology is still in the developmental phase, but it’s possible they may lighten or even replace certain workloads for academics in the future.

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