1 University of Almeria (SPAIN)
2 University of Granada (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN23 Proceedings
Publication year: 2023
Pages: 2692-2701
ISBN: 978-84-09-52151-7
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2023.0771
Conference name: 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2023
Location: Palma, Spain
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that allows computing systems to learn and make decisions autonomously. Nowadays, it is possible to find AI applications in many services used regularly. For instance, some AI systems are in charge of answering when using customer services, browsing the Internet, translating between languages, and instant messaging platforms, such as Facebook Messenger and Telegram.

In Education, AI has the potential to transform how students learn and how teachers teach because it can help to personalize learning for each student. This aspect increases the effectiveness and efficiency of educational processes. For example, smart tutoring is one of the most frequent applications of AI in Education. Smart tutors are systems using AI algorithms to adapt the contents and teaching strategies to every student. These systems can detect the students’ knowledge while adjusting the difficulty and quantity of information. Smart tutors can also offer immediate and personalized feedback to them.

Another application of AI in Education is smart assessment. The systems of smart assessment can automatically evaluate the answers provided by students and give instantaneous feedback. These systems can be particularly useful for evaluating practical skills, such as programming and graphical design. Besides, they can also be applied to identify the fields in which students need more help to adapt the contents. That said, although AI can be a powerful tool for learning, teachers maintain a determinant role in guiding students and providing them with emotional support.

However, AI in Education also represents challenges and potential risks. One of the greatest is the lack of transparency and understanding of how AI systems make decisions. AI systems can learn discriminatory patterns and persist in existing stereotypes. Hence, the developers of AI systems must be transparent about how their solutions make decisions and work to avoid biases and discrimination.

In this work, the authors show how students can use AI to make questions and obtain answers in different areas of knowledge, including Science, Mathematics, History, and Languages, among others. The students can either ask about specific points or request general information. Moreover, they can also use AI to obtain help with homework and practice conversation in other languages, which allows them to improve their language skills.
Artificial intelligence, chatbot, homework, AI teaching, AI tutoring.