Artificial intelligence is all around us. It’s in our cars, our homes and our pockets. IBM is teaching Watson to understand, reason and even to learn — helping to translate information into knowledge that can help drive more informed decision-making in medical care.
Leading tech companies ship AI free within their products (Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant), powering our phones and the rapidly growing home personal assistant market.
Indeed, they are becoming increasingly good at answering our questions, making us smarter. With all this information, this intelligence, at our fingertips and lips, shouldn’t our educational system catch up? Teaching not rote facts and figures, but instead teaching students the paths to find this knowledge on their own. Teaching students — as we do with computers through AI — how to learn.
Unfortunately, our education system isn’t keeping up.