AI gives to teaching and learning
Imagine a world
where every student has a private tutor. If you had 30 of yourselves working
with 30 students
The Matrix -
download data to brains
photo of matrix kungfu
Old days - all lived
in castles and had private tutors - well some did. Best way to learn. A few
people to be educated
revolution - needed huge number of factory worker and education needs changed.
Industrial education - or schools as we call them
over 200 years even though we know everything else has completely changed
taking an exam outside to prevent them from cheating.
When was the last
time you told an employee to sit in a room without tech etc - this is how we
decide who should work for you. Why do we use exams to measure potential
success when it has no relevance to the world they will work in.
No point memorising
data. - so why do we have exams to assess people
Goldfish video*** - in
court if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree. Modern day schooling
Education is not
distributed equally. Some have private tutors, some don't have lunch
How can we
distribute education more equally - technology
1:1 teaching most
effective way for students to learn
What does a 1:1
Many jobs will
disappear - our job is a human one. AI will allow humans to be more human.
Allow us to have time to do what we want to do. If you only role is to transmit
info, you'll be out of a job
Paperwork - marking.
AI takes over the boring mundane tasks so teachers can do the human stuff
Clown fish and the
sea anemone. Need each other. Teacher and AI partner the same - can be better
AI can't work by
itself either. Need humans to inspire student and give relevance. Motivate them
and keep them on track.
Future of teaching
understanding diagnosing cancer
Medical - who would
go to one for diagnosis
Doctors may go in
Nurses we need - to
care for us
Prescription: Watson ***
AI Lawyer Ross been
Googles AI smarter
than human doctors ***
Babel fish from
Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy *** Google announced.
Will translate 40 languages in real time. Google pixel buds
We live in the day
of the age of sci fi
A lot of the world
doesn't know as it takes a while for mainstream to get hold of it. We have to
be aware of it so we can preare ourselves and students for that
Ray Kurzweil on how
we will become God
Shows how much
computational power you can buy for $1000. 2023 - could buy a
computer that has the power of a human brain
Skype - were
building the technology for Skype before there was no tech to run it. Same now =
developing tech we can't run yet. Confident that in a year or two it will be
able to run
What do you wish AI
would do for you most - most annoying things
Attendance and admin
Reporting to parents
AI could make things
and report writing
No more plagiarism
More time to inspire
Real time feedback
on student/class progress and understanding - give students data. Marking
- end of the day outcome to be able to factorise. AI teaches what they need to
know. No student would have the same assignment to get to the end outcome.
teacher - engaged because the teacher taught in the way we liked. Using AI we
can change the way the teaching happens to engage students.
The language we use.
Some like short sharp responses, some like strict, some like a friend. Formal
or casual. AI teacher more of a friend. Looking at making robots more
Amy - private tutor
for maths. Doing trials this year.
Limited form as it's
testing. Currently getting first version ready for 2018
For students: How
could it help students
Assess when ready
Know where they are
at all times
Who is setting the
AI knowing where
they are at - be able to group them from there
Right now we are
working in Maths
Right now we know
that technology is advancing so may be able to do more in a few years.
Want AI to teach at
the level they are at as well as for the level/age of the student.
Best time to learn -
not when emotionally disengaged.
Ran a trial into FB
messenger - doesn't post on your wall. Hey let's do some math while waiting for
friends. Let's have education disrupt social media.
Amy tie into Google
teaching style - adapt to student likes e.g horses
Feedback as you
Makes learning more
understanding - not learning for passing. Explore for understanding - process
involved in understanding.
Looked at Amy demo
Each student will
get different questions to cover things they got wrong. Will all have
variations so can collaborate by asking how but can't copy because numbers are