How artificial intelligence will help shape the future of higher education?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an idea seems to have caught the imagination of both industry and academia alike. Although AI-related academic research has been in place since the late nineties but it is recently that products and services inspired by AI have emerged out of labs into our daily routine activities. Whether it is the buzz around autonomic vehicles, drones, speech recognition, various voice response systems like Alexa and Google assistant, every single one of these products has some form of AI at its core. Undoubtedly, ever-increasing processing speeds and storage capacities along with possibilities of machine to machine (M2M) communication have let the cat out of the bag. Today we produce more data in a single day then possibly we did in the entire year in the eighties. It did not take long for the industry stalwarts to realize that they were not storing and analyzing a lot of data that could help in offering completely new and customized services, thereby bringing completely new revenue streams in existence. Now with every vertical across industry engaged in understanding exactly how AI and analytics could help them transform, education as an industry too followed suit. This article aims to differentiate the achievable from the hype in this arena.
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