The future of teaching, along with many professions, will undoubtedly change with the increasing integration of AI augmentation and technology in the classroom. From aiding teachers in planning and delivering lessons more effectively, to eventual AI led teaching and tutoring, AI could prove a big help in addressing the global teaching shortage. Companies such as VIPKID, a Beijing based English learning platform, have recently entered into a partnership with Microsoft to help promote AI education and develop future AI education solutions.
As VIPKID has access to billions of hours of recorded one-to-one tuition (archiving all of their online classes across the globe) they will be able to provide a neural network with so much experience AI may eventually outperform human teachers, due to access to an inhuman level of experience. Additionally the ability programmers, through manipulating computer graphics to generate a teaching avatar (like Spiderman), could keep younger learners especially entertained and encourage greater concentration. Plus technological improvements such as facial recognition software could accumulate a mass of data and allow researchers to quantify, and determine scientifically, the best teaching practices, the most effective body language, tone of voice, method of delivery and even help teachers improve on the job.