AI enabling the Education Industry
Devang Pandya, CTO & Director, Savex Technologies
"We need to bring awareness of AI technology to a larger audience ,this can be best done by mobilizing our educational infrastructure.
Drivers for growth in the area of Artificial intelligence will be the dramatic improvement in computing power, and the availability of massive data sets.
Open collaboration between universities and lifelong learning,, on a continuous basis is most crucial to making Artificial intelligence accessible to all.."
Huawei in association with Savex Technologies organised Artificial Intelligence Educator Symposium in Mumbai at the Taj President Hotel. It is the first of its kind symposium on Artificial Intelligence (AI) focused towards education industry held in India. The event witnessed the presence of learned professors from prestigious Universities across globe.
The symposium serves as a forum for University and Polytechnics educators to exchange their views and experience in curriculum design to prepare the next generation of students to be ready for the challenges and opportunities brought about by the rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence.
In the symposium different topics on the development of Artificial Intelligence were discussed. It also discussed the influence of AI in student courses, curriculum and impact to teaching community.
The event was kick started with a speech by Devang Pandya, CTO & Director of Savex Technologies. He also presided the event and welcomed all the dignitaries present there.
Country Head, Intelligent Computing Business Department, HUAWEI (India)
“All I see is the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI)and the future of it. It brings safe city to us, the service and systems in healthcare, customer care etc. I see many use cases in AI already which are commercial and global. It brings safe and convenience to the humanity.
Earlier teaching was limited, now there are eLearning facility. There are a lot of websites and teachers, they can make videos one time but that will benefit thousands of people at different times. But in case of interactions, with the help of AI interactions will be there. According to our testing, more than 90% of the students are repeater.In case of AI, based on their database qualified answers will be provided. They can bring very quality answers to students and even to the remote area students.
We are AI enablers because we are providing the hardware and the platform. We do not provide applications but we have applications for education industry. What we are expecting from education industry is - wehave more ideas to serve the education industry, the graduate and post graduate student can make their own stories and can realize their ideas through hardware and platform.
We are taking some serious steps in AI like we have participated inAI roadshow, this time we are looking at this symposium in education. Soon we will choose the potential of AI developers and AI development Universities to join us.”
Associate Prof. (Practice), Assistant Dean, Industry Relations Director, C-Trend Center, NUS School of Computing
“In the advance of the AI, it brings a lot of opportunity to our daily life including education, for example if AI is used we will have individual customized program for every student. Then the student will progress in their own pace.
The advancement of AI is challenging to the teaching program and curriculum.It will be enhanced with AI.
This symposium is very helpful because it brings the people together on a common platform and also the topic of the symposium is focused to AI. I believe this symposium is very important.”
CEO, Incubation Center, University of Mumbai
“As part of application of AI, it has a lot of applications in education system, so if we want to teach a lot of students in rural area then we can have anAI enabled classrooms where the educator might be in the central location. Videos and data can be gathered from experts in the urban areasand can be delivered in the rural areas. So that the quality of the education is not compromised. It will spread knowledge to the interiors of the country as well as the repetitive tasks of teacherscan be solved. Teachers can monitor and be more interactive in the parts where motivation or problem solving is required.
These symposiums are very much fruitful for spreading awareness about AI, how it can be used for day to day life to make it easier, to automate the rudimentary task and to focus on the core subject.”
Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences (SC&SS), JNU
“Earlier AI was used only for highly critical area like defence, space, nuclear reactors etc. But for last 10 years it is used for personalized usage. Each and every person can see that he/ she is using AI and that is why people should know how it works.
It is an era of e-Communication and also the class size is quite large. But the major thing is we cannot teach every student at their own level. The biggest challenge for a teacher is how to teach and to what level so that the knowledge should be understood to all types of student. Based on the assessment of a student, what AI can do is it can deliver the content which a student can absorb and they should be evaluated on the basis of his level.”