Artificial intelligence in schools is gaining traction considering the benefits it could provide. However, its implementation is not easier and calls for addressing several issues.
Let us understand the risks of using artificial intelligence in schools and the necessary safety measures to mitigate it.
A school life supported by Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems is most probably the near future. The advantages of Artificial Intelligence implementation is accepted and welcomed by the education sector.
But, some anxieties and concerns need to be addressed regarding the ethical and safety-related issues that may shoot up due to intense use of AI.
The risks associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is somewhat similar to that of conventional computer systems. It includes the specification of design and its successful implementation and avoidance of abuse and misuse.
Predetermined algorithms specify the learning processes of AI. Further, it is guided by training data, with implanted primary motivations and given reward signals. Thus, beneficial AI is dependent on system designers.
However, as its design determines the systems’ behavior, AI researchers are confident that the problems could be solved through an extension of current theories and methodologies. Let us understand the risks and safety measures of using Artificial Intelligence in Schools.
Risks of Using Artificial Intelligence in Schools:
As the data collection of student learning is indirect, inauthentic, lack demonstrable reliability or reflect unrealistic retention timelines, it may fail to make education meaningful.
The solutions delivered through AI may be biased as it is dependent on the developers’ educational ideas.
The Artificial Intelligence may only recommend the content based on hits and likes and not based on quality content.
There is a lack of meaningful human connection and henceforth, the nurturing of students may not be dependent on students emotion.
One of the funda to implement AI in schools is to reduce cost. But it may turn costly as teachers will become more costly considering the emotional aspects.
Safety Measures to Adopt while Using Artificial Intelligence in Schools:
There is a need for human intervention in all aspects of data collection, its analysis, and remedial measures before the student is targeted.
The Artificial Intelligence developers must connect with the learning experts to strengthen the educational ideas imparted to the students.
The criteria for recommendations must be focused on clarity and reliability, instead of hits and likes.
Human intervention is must for looking into emotional aspects of the students and provide necessary support accordingly.
Teachers are more important than the AI machines in the field of education till date and the future also supports it.
The influence of machine learning, one of the AI umbrella services is also taking its note in the field of education. Still, the use of artificial intelligence and its umbrella services seems to be within limited boundaries.
Though we witness a significant development in AI since its inception, what kind of applications suits the education system must be explored still. In brief, the context of AI usage must be scanned and commented during the development phase.
There should be a continuous flow of dialogues between the learning experts and the AI developers while designing the AI applications for education.
There should come stringent law for using intelligent systems answering the moral dilemmas the machines may pose.
Further, the risk of hacked intelligent systems must be mitigated without any relaxation.
The main agenda is to focus on the social-emotional wellness of the student through protective intelligence technology and human intervention to deliver the necessary positive impact in the students lives.