The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education

the role of Artificial intelligence in education

As part of its activities, the University of Sherbrooke organized a conference on the advent of artificial intelligence. The discussion on 21 March was based on determining the impact of artificial intelligence in the field of Education.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined by the ability to simulate the intelligence of a device. The professor of Computer Science, Froduald Kabanza, explains that artificial intelligence is already in our life either through the autopilot of transport vehicles, the recognition of tumors by computers or the personal assistant of smartphones, such as the Computer Application Siri.

Artificial intelligence is established by so-called intelligent algorithms due to their ability to learn independently. This latest innovative technology reduces errors and improves the user experience.

Unlike basic algorithms or traditional data that require coding by a human programmer, artificial intelligence algorithms rely on computational models inspired by the neural network of the human brain. The use of artificial intelligence guarantees the user the automatic improvement of his knowledge known as “deep learning.”

Artificial intelligence at the heart of Education

girl attends lesson through virtual learning

It is possible to automate some activities in the field of education, including assessment Corrections, says Sawsen Lakhal, a professor at the Department of Computer Science.

Artificial intelligence also allows you to customize learning to people’s needs and skills. For example, smart technologies can offer exercises that fit their level of learning.

In addition, in the academic field of Health Sciences, students can simulate the context in which they must interact with patients in a seemingly real and complex situation.

Despite the benefits of immersion in the learning and practice of the academic community, artificial intelligence technology remains prohibitively expensive and not accessible to all higher education institutions.

Improve learning with artificial intelligence

This new technology is a successful model for the student community, says Mark Couture, education consultant for ICT integration.

It is a tool that helps the teacher without replacing him and allows him to identify individuals in the classroom in case of failure.

Artificial intelligence can “really give indications to the teacher of the weaknesses that the student may have,” decrees Froduald Kabanza. In addition, Jean-Hermann Guay, a professor at the School of Applied Politics, adds that AI can free teachers from repetitive tasks, allowing them to deepen and customize teaching methods.

Educational software can be tailored to the needs of students

robot on top of laptop

From kindergarten to graduate school, one of the main tools of AI will have an impact by applying levels of individual learning.

The number of learning programs, games, and software is doubling. AI can now do many tasks on their own such as translate text, reword content, fraud Detection, transcription using speech recognition and perform many others tasks that facilitate humane life.

These focus on specific topics, repeat elements that students have not learned, and can help them progress at their own pace. This type of personalized education can be a solution to help students of different levels work in the same class. Individual help and support can be facilitated.

Artificial intelligence can automate basic educational activities such as assessments </h2>

In college, assessments impose tedious work on the teaching staff. They find that assessments take a lot of time, time that could be used to interact with students, prepare their class, or complete their training.

Although artificial intelligence does not really replace human classification, it comes close. All multiple-choice exercises can benefit from automatic classification. Some apps even allow you to create multiple-choice questions that self-correct.

Improved efficiency

Artificial intelligence is there to reorganize every IT process and deliver new efficiencies. For example, it can analyze data at unimaginable speed. These data are more accurate and are less likely to have human errors. Precision and coverage make it a stepping stone to success.

To this extent, artificial intelligence can be practical for an educational environment. To understand the role of artificial intelligence in education and efficiency, take a look at this other example. Let’s say that teachers are trying to improve safety and minimize traffic jams.

To reduce the risk of children getting lost in the crowd, artificial intelligence can model complex data and enable data-driven predictions. This data facilitates future planning, seat allocation, meal ordering, and cost management.

Artificial intelligence is not only important for teachers, but also for students. Yes, the implementation of these technologies can be expensive. But every penny for this software is well spent. In addition, experts are evaluating the growth of this technology.

They think that it will be used by lower education institutions to higher education institutions. That’s why it seems to me that AI is a perfect adaptive strategy.


Artificial intelligence has a huge impact on the education sector. When used to its full potential, it can completely renew the sector, providing students with an environment in which they can thrive. Artificial intelligence can also be useful for teachers. It is an efficient, and practical choice when performing administrative tasks or collecting data. In any case, artificial intelligence is a solid investment.