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  • Writer's pictureIan Gibbs

AI and The Future of Learning and Development

Love it or hate it, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already revolutionising the way we learn - and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

If you’re short of conversations at dinner time, consider kicking around these changes we’re going to see in the next few years.

1: Personalised Learning - or Big Teacher Is Watching You!

AI can analyse large amounts of data about an employee's performance and preferences, and use this information to tailor learning recommendations and experiences to their individual needs.

This could include creating tailor-made learning resources, targeted feedback and adaptive assessments. For example, an AI-powered platform could recommend specific training modules for a particular employee based on their job role, experience and performance.

2: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) - or Is This Just A Dream?

AI-powered AR and VR tools can create immersive learning experiences that simulate real-world scenarios or even not-so-real world. This can help employees to learn by doing, such as simulating a customer service scenario or experiencing a new product launch. AR and VR can also be used for remote training sessions and meetings. Imagine having a training day using your fluffy-bunny avatar in a tropical paradise.

3: Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) - Your Own Personalised Tutor

How would you like to be tutored by Jonny Depp dressed in a leotard? or Britney Spears wearing a Polar bear costume? You will be able to create your own AI tutor’s avatar who can pop up on your screen or VR/AR glasses and help you out.

ITS can provide personalised guidance to you in whatever form you choose in real-time. They’ll be able to solve your problems, answer questions and provide feedback. An ITS can be a fun way to help you learn more effectively and efficiently.

4: Automated Grading & Evaluating - an E for Effort?

AI-systems will be able to analyse your written responses to assignments and provide feedback on grammar, punctuation, style and other areas of writing. This can save time for managers and provide employees with immediate feedback on their work.

For example, an AI-powered tool could analyse a sales report and provide feedback on the key areas that need improvement. This can save time and provide immediate useful feedback, unless you are already using AI to write your emails and assignments for you, of course!

5: Improved Availability - Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

AI technology can also make learning fit in better to your daily routine by creating the ideal podcast to match your daily commute.

It can create a revision lesson based on what you’ve just been doing. Imagine having a meeting with your team and then getting a summary of how you did from your AI tutor with a couple of brush up activities?

And of course, expect better accessibility for people with disabilities such as natural language processing algorithms which can be used to create voice-enabled learning tools for visually impaired students.

Whatever we do, AI has the potential to transform the way we learn in education and business by providing personalised, engaging and efficient learning experiences.

As AI technology continues to advance, we can expect to see some amazing and innovative learning tools and platforms that use AI to enhance the learning process for anyone who wants to take advantage of it and probably for those who don’t, too.

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