Robots To Take Over Classroom Teaching In 10 Years, Says British Educator
Robots will soon take over the world of education and introduce more personalized teachings. According to Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham predicted that soon intelligent machines which would be able to adapt to learning pace and style of individual students would render traditional teaching methods redundant. He believes that the transition would come into effect over a period of 10 years. He also predicted that school teachers would be reduced to little more than teaching assistants.
As reported by Telegraph
, Sir Anthony said that the AI or so called 'Inspirational Robots' would eliminate the necessity to group children in classrooms and children could be educated as per their pace. These robots would be able to identify facial expressions of children in a classroom and assess a child's brain and adapt teaching methods as per individual requirements. This, he said, would allow pupils to learn new lessons at their own pace instead of being a part of a class.
He said that such a method of teaching would open the possibility of Eton and Wellington education for everyone. He said that the impact of these programmes being developed at Silicon Valley will be huge, something that would surpass industrial revolution or any other technological innovation we have seen thus far.
Sir Anthony Seldon is a contemporary historian who has written biographies of David Cameron, Tony Blair, John Major and Gordon Brown. His next book which is about the revolutions in the education, "The Fourth Revolution" will come out next year.
Sir Anthony said that machines would present challenges to an individual based on their interest and their level of expertise. He said that such technologies were already being used in transforming schools on the West Coast of US.
Apart from Mathematics and Science, experts believe that soon algorithms would be developed to aid in teaching Humanities too.
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