Should AI be introduced in our classrooms

I recently attended a workshop whereby a Kenyan clothes designer demonstrated how she is using AI to make her designs from start to the tech packs. she can also be able to start selling to her customers even before the making her clothes as the images look exactly as the item will be. AI makes her designing work less painful, there is cost saving as there is less waste as she no longer does lost of samples before getting the final design done and this got me thinking . Should AI be introduced in the classrooms? how effective will it be? will it work in Kenya or its a bit too advanced for our classrooms?

Should AI be introduced in our classrooms 1 vote

BKiwu 1 vote


  • Yes, here is my rationale of my stand.

    1. AI can tailor educational content to individual students, addressing their unique learning pace and style. This personalized approach fosters a deeper understanding of subjects and ensures that no student is left behind.
    2. AI can help reduce the environmental impact of education by minimizing paper usage, optimizing resource allocation, and promoting remote learning, which reduces the need for commuting
    3. As AI becomes more prevalent in various industries, students who are exposed to AI technologies in the classroom will be better equipped for the jobs of the future.
    4. AI can adapt to each student's progress and provide additional support in areas where they struggle. This adaptability ensures that students receive the necessary assistance to succeed.

    My case and point; introducing AI in classrooms is not only feasible but highly beneficial. It aligns with the evolving demands of the modern world, enhances the learning experience, and equips students with the skills they need to thrive in a technology-driven future. While challenges may exist, the potential benefits, as demonstrated by the Kenyan designer, make a compelling case for integrating AI into education systems, even in Kenya.

  • BKiwu
    BKiwu ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. In as much as AI is good, there's also the risk of 'blissful ignorance' at a young age. Blissful ignorance is when we as human beings stop utilizing our mental capabilities and leave everything to machines. Case in point, Google Maps. While Google Maps is good, many people are ignorant of directions and have to rely 100% on their devices. Meaning should they be offline, they are lost.

    With AI, human ingenuity dies especially if it is introduced at a young age. And so does critical thinking. If it were to be introduced, let it be introduced with minimal capabilities not in their powerful form as they are now or as they will become in the next 5 years. The current state of AI is basic AI. The next evolution of AI will be AGI-Artificial General Intelligence. Self advancing, self developing, self correcting machines. Perhaps we could introduce children to coding classes first, just like in driving schools one is introduced to manual cars then transition to automatic, so that with coding basics, they know how AI works and use it responsibly at a later stage in life.