AI Case Study

Presented by

European Institute for Innovation – Technology, Germany


Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in vocational education and training (VET)is expected to alter the environment as we know it. According to the Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector report as featured in Forbes Magazine in 2018, AI in U.S. education is expected to grow by 47.5% from 2017-2021 – and subsequently, the EU VET systems shall be altered also during this period. In this document, we explore some examples of what AI in an educational context and what it may look like.

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At the moment, AI in education refers mainly to streamlining administrative services in colleges and universities, but as yet is not mainstream in the VET system. However, as AI technologies develop, AI in VET will allow for more individualised and accessible learning for all, evidence from its use in the higher educational sector is the driver for this, with many positive examples being reported.

One example of a European project that has explored the early stages of AI usage in education is iTalk2Learn, a 3 year collaborative European project (Nov 2012 – Oct 2015) with the aim of developing an open-source intelligent tutoring platform that supports learning for mathematics students aged 5 to 11. The goal of the project was to pool expertise from machine learning, user modelling, intelligent tutoring systems, natural language processing, educational psychology and mathematics education to create an efficient and effective application of AI in education.

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Chris Ashe
Director of EIfI-Tech