Application of Virtual Personal Assistant in Higher Education

Chi Hong Leung, Winslet Ting Yan Chan

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Abstract

From washing machine to language translation, there are many applications of artificial intelligence around us. Educators should be aware of things that are run by artificial intelligence and maximize their capabilities to help students get inspired for the future. There is a range of artificial intelligence tools and technologies used in schools. For example, Sway, a Microsoft tool supported by machine learning allows students to focus on forming relationships across disciplines and domains (Lardinois 2020). Tools like chatbots are already used commonly in daily life while Sesame Workshop is also using artificial intelligence to assist in vocabulary development (Harris, 2017). Computer capacities and advanced technologies have impacts on the future of higher education. The new development of artificial intelligence provides challenges and possibilities in higher education. For the purpose of studying the impacts of artificial intelligence on education, artificial intelligence is defined to be computing systems that can engage activities such as synthesizing, learning, self-correction, adapting, and utilizing data for complicated tasks. Artificial intelligence now develops rapidly and impacts the deep nature of learning and teaching in tertiary education (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2019). The following are typical application examples of artificial intelligence in the educational context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-114
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Science and Research
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2021

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