Die Bedeutung von Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Künstlichen Intelligenz (Artificial Intelligence/ AI) werden derzeit an vielen Stellen vermessen. Auch McKinsey hat jetzt eine Studie zum Thema vorgelegt und den Einfluss von KI für verschiedene gesellschaftliche Bereiche untersucht. Eine der fünf Case Studies der Studie betrifft Education. Auf der Seite des Observatory of Educational Innovation finden sich einige „Merksätze“ aus diesem Kapitel der Studie:
„- AI will play a key role in better connecting education systems and labor markets.
– AI may help detect promising candidates with less conventional credentials and free recruiters from using school reputation as a proxy to assess candidates’ potential.
– A huge risk is that AI could be used to optimize labor markets without regard to nuanced social preferences, make education decisions on citizens’ behalf, and sell valuable data on people’s skills to private companies or political parties. Protecting individuals’ data privacy is therefore critical.
– Alongside governments, educators themselves will be able to use personal, academic, and professional data to ensure that students benefit from the courses they choose.
– AI could improve adaptive learning and personalized teaching by identifying factors or indicators of successful learning for each student that were previously not possible to capture.
– AI could empower students by providing them with control over how fast they learn, awareness of how they learn best, and the lifelong feedback of one’s own cognitive and behavioral preference
– The role of teachers could be stripped of time-consuming administrative tasks, such as supervising and answering routine questions. Teachers would have more time to mentor and coach students.
– Advances in natural language could expand AI’s usefulness in automatically grading more creative work, such as essays and presentations.
– The use of AI in education raises legitimate concerns about how educational data, like other intimate personal data, are gathered and used.“