This year’s Learning Technology exhibition was jam-packed with new technologies and innovative ways to integrate them into L&D. But there was one technology advancement that was on everyone’s lips. And there’s seemingly no avoiding it. Yes, I’m talking about artificial intelligence (AI).

The future of learning technology is rapidly being shaped by AI, which refers to machines’ ability to imitate human intelligence, learn from past experiences, and use data to make informed decisions.

AI isn’t a new technology

While the recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like a revolutionary breakthrough, the concept of AI itself is not new. The origins can be traced back to the 1950s when computer scientists began exploring the idea of machines that could think and reason like humans. Since then, AI has gone through several waves of hype and disappointment, with researchers continuously striving to improve the technology’s capabilities.

More accessible and practical than ever before

However, recent breakthroughs in machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing have catapulted AI into the mainstream, making it more accessible and practical than ever before. In the learning technology arena, there are three areas where AI is increasingly being used to create personalised learning experiences, automate administrative tasks, and improve the overall learning experience.

3 ways AI can personalise learning experiences

  1. AI algorithms can analyse data on learner performance, learning styles, and preferences to create a customised learning experience for each student. This approach ensures that learners receive the support and resources they need to succeed, regardless of their background or skill level.
  2. Another way AI is shaping the future of learning technology is through the use of chatbots. Chatbots are AI-powered assistants that can help learners with common questions and issues. They can provide instant feedback on queries, answer questions about course materials, and even offer personalised recommendations for further study. These chatbots are available 24/7, which means learners can get help whenever they need it.
  3. Finally, AI is helping to improve the overall learning experience by providing insights into learner behaviour and performance. Algorithms can track student engagement and identify areas where they are struggling. This information can then be used to tailor instruction and provide targeted support to help overcome challenges.

While there is still much to be explored and developed, the tech alone is not (yet!?) good enough, and a human-centred approach remains key.

Explore the benefits of AI with us

The potential benefits of AI are immense, for your organisation and your learners. At RTS we’re investing in looking at how AI can augment the learning experience, and integrating it into many of our learning technology products.

If you are intrigued by the possibilities and advantages of AI get in touch with us today.

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