by extramarks - Academics - March 24, 2019July 2, 2021 How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence? John McCarthy, the father of Artificial Intelligence (AI) said that AI is “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs”. It improves the quality of our lives and more than anything else, simplifies it. It is, in fact, like a mentor in disguise. Come, let’s have a look at how Artificial Intelligence (or our modern-day-mentor) works in the field of education. It thinks about you, constantly. Artificial Intelligence makes room for personalisation. It assesses your areas of strengths and weaknesses and then draws up a plan based on your needs. It uses algorithms that derive valuable insights from data to recommend lessons or practice tests. It is, therefore, designed to think only about ways to help you perform better. – In daily life: Hey Siri, Ok Google, and Alexa are all examples of AI. They record your query and go through extensive solutions in nanoseconds to come up with recommendations and web searches. It never judges you. Artificial Intelligence keeps record of each activity and basis that, formulates a feedback. It evaluates your performance and provides a detailed analysis accordingly. It takes your previous performances into account as well to check for a pattern. AI also allows for automated assessments that are free from any biases. You might, however, wonder how can a machine function like this? Well, Artificial Intelligence does this by emulating a human being’s unique reasoning faculties. It examines all the solutions in the form of data stored online and then predicts what best fits a problem. – In daily life: Think of it as playing a game of chess or tic-tac-toe online. The computer registers your move and uses algorithms to predict your strategy. So, the next time you play chess online, be proud; as the computer will pick its next move by imitating the moves of the likes of Viswanathan Anand and Garry Kasparov. Interestingly, CBSE is also introducing Artificial Intelligence as a skill subject for grades 8, 9, and 10. The curriculum is being revised keeping in mind the latest trends and developments. Extramarks also makes extensive use of data analytics and intelligence to mentor students digitally and, thereby, creates a seamlessly personalized environment of learning for them. When you learn with our apps, we provide detailed reports that tell you about your level of comprehension, preparedness, and your peer ranking on a national scale. You can also learn about your time allocation and usage and thus, be more confident while facing an actual exam. All this, along with suggestions for improvement are enabled through this digital force of reckoning.