Jim Lobdell, co-founder of Teachers’ Curriculum Institute (TCI) and Venture Partner at Reach Capital, tells us why educators must be at the center of product development.
Artificial intelligence has many exciting applications in education: from sophisticated assessments to personalized tutoring systems. As we discussed in a previous BlendED post, over 40 AI acquisitions happened in 2016. These numbers are climbing: recent research predicts that the AI education market will increase 47.5% by 2021. Despite its influence, AI in the field of education remains a sensitive topic – specifically, what does AI mean for the future of teaching jobs? AI should not be used to replace teachers, but instead, should be used to superpower them to support the needs of students.