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Artificial Intelligence in Education

  • Katashi NagaoEmail author
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Abstract

This book explains how human learning is promoted by applying artificial intelligence to education. Before that, let’s first look back on how information technology including artificial intelligence contributed to education. Various technologies have been developed to make it easier for learners to learn and to create an environment where teachers can more easily teach. An example of this is called e-learning or intelligent tutoring systems (ITS). e-Learning is an educational system using online media and has developed together with web technology. ITS was developed using a rule-based system which is an initial result of artificial intelligence. In the process, user models for learners called learner models and educational contents have been improved. As an application of data science, technology called learning analytics was developed. This is a technique for statistically analyzing learner’s historical data obtained by e-learning, etc. and discovering the characteristics of the learner. This will contribute to personalized learning that adapts the educational system to the learner’s characteristics. Furthermore, the development of learning analytics will clarify the concept of evidence-based education. As with medical care, we should construct a feedback loop that educates in accordance with data-based analysis and the learning strategies obtained from it, and improves if there are problems. Machine learning, which is an important achievement of recent artificial intelligence, is used for data analysis at this time. In addition, we will use a method that lets machines do the feature extraction from data called deep learning. In this chapter, I will touch them in detail.

Keywords

Intelligence amplification e-Learning Intelligent tutoring system Learning analytics Evidence-based education Deep learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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