Artificial intelligence (AI) is a topic that is frequently discussed today which is the most widespread technological developments in higher education. However, there have been both overly optimistic declarations about how it will soon change our lives, especially for learners, and pessimistic predictions about how it could result in everything in the end of life as we know it.
Benefits of AI in Higher Education
AI has the potential to expand and increase the quality of education for students by giving unique methods of accessibility as well as individualized learning catered to each student.
A successful outcome can be facilitated by AI by increasing student interaction with the course materials. Fairness, bias, and the prospect that AI will eventually take the role of human teachers are potential ethical issues that must be taken into consideration.
AI ethical concerns in education
AI systems are currently being trained by humans. This indicates that an AI system can only be prejudiced if it was developed on biased data, which, for example, could result in treating students unfairly and discriminatorily.
It may cause apprehension around privacy and security as the personal information of students could be gathered and utilized by AI systems.
Furthermore, AI-based systems run the danger of not being accessible to all pupils and potentially making already-existing disparities worse.