It wasn’t that long ago that Artificial Intelligence (AI) was something people only read about in science fiction novels. Today, AI is no longer just confined to science fiction books or films, it is now a part of everyday life.
Like all other industries finding useful ways to use AI, the education sector can benefit by finding meaningful ways to use AI to improve students’ lives. AI has the capacity to change the way schools operate and the way students educate.
“Education sets the foundation of human behavior. It is the building blocks needed for successful lives. It unlocks human potential by guiding young minds in a structured and formal way. Technology and the Internet have unlocked new and exciting ways to learn and educate, but with that comes problems that have become evident that AI can be applied to fixing” shares Tony Fawaz, founder and CEO of Visible Internet. “New digital learning solutions equipped with Artificial Intelligence are now making revolutionary changes benefiting students with varied interests and capabilities.”
With the advances in AI being incorporated in a technology used in education setting, Visible Internet eyes to place student protection from any online risks at the heart of its works, helping them not only become digitally literate but responsible individuals.
Visible Internet incorporates cutting-edge AI image recognition algorithms trained to identify Internet activity that is non-conducive to the well-being and education of students. At its core, the AI deep learning algorithm has the capability to capture the screen image straight off the student’s device and categorize its content, then notify a designated adult if the content includes bullying behavior, inappropriate, self-harm, games or social networking content.
Using custom built AI image recognition algorithms, Visible Internet categorizes content to identify possible cause and effect scenarios that is contributing to declining student wellbeing. To understand when students are viewing sites that promote self-harm, schools can get out in front of the issue before they escalate into life threatening situations. With depression rates skyrocketing amongst students, the need to find out where the illness has started growing.
Visible Internet was designed with security and privacy first, with the help of Amazon cloud server and employing SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect information from unauthorised access. While Artificial Intelligence will not replace teachers altogether, Visible Internet believes it is possible that it will reshape the way teachers teach and students learn, paving the way to create a learning environment that is far more productive and influential.
As the influence of digital technology, especially the internet has increased, the concern among educators about its impact has also grown. Even it offers unlimited opportunities to young students, it may also bring in risks to their way of life, undermining the so called social fabric as they grow into adults.
“Our company believes that now is the time to pivot our strategy towards one of our country’s most pressing problems – that is to ensure children and young students understand the direct implication, consequences and best practices when using tech devices, social media and the internet… It is best to safeguard their well-being by allowing teachers and parents interact with their online activities,” the company stated.