Artificial Intelligence

The phrase artificial intelligence was coined in 1955 by computer scientist John McCarthy who used it to identify machines designed to mimic human behavior. Thanks to great advances over the last half century, the use of AI is growing in many industries.

While researchers and developers have spent years enhancing the capabilities of AI to replicate thought process of the brain, the one thing it lacks is the human factor. Human intelligence is not a single ability but rather a composition of abilities like learning, reasoning, problem solving, perception, and understanding of language.

In the case of content alignment as it relates to educational standards and curriculum, EdGate has recognized that while AI may be efficient for carrying out the repetitive and time-consuming task of mapping content to standards, it does not take into account the context of what content and/or standards are actually teaching. For example, machines cannot tell the difference between words that are spelled the same, but have more than one meaning, like minute. Is the writer talking about a short period of time or something very small?

Engineered technology will never be able to take into account the entire intent of a standard and we recognize the extraneous results that can come with AI mapping.  However, we continue to explore the benefits of AI and are paying attention to how AI could potentially build upon or improve our in-house technology. Today EdGate's team of subject matter experts uses the perfect mix of technology and human intelligence to ensure the highest level of accuracy in our work.

Please contact us to learn more about how the EdGate approach will provide meaningful alignment results for you and your end user.

By: Joan Frank

 

 

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