Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2019)
Education and intelligent machines: Examining the relevance of artificial intelligence in teaching and learning in the 21st century
Author(s): Oriji Abraham, Nwankwo Ngozi Beatrice
Abstract: As advances in technology continue to evolve, new methods of accomplishing tasks emerge. Artificial intelligence is a branch of the field of computer and information science that focuses on developing thinking machines that mimic human intelligence that solve problems as if accomplished by humans. These tools, sometimes working under the guidance of a human and sometimes without external guidance, are able to solve or help solve a steadily increasing range of problems. Since its emergence, it has produced a number of results that are important to students, teachers, our overall educational system, and to our society at large (Moursund, 2006). Consequently, the purpose of this article is to examine the concept of this new technological device in the present dispensation. The authors examined the historical development of this field of study, and its relevance in the education sector. The authors also looked at the future of the shortcomings inherent in it and the future of these intelligent machines tool in teaching-learning as the society advances.