Will Robots Replace our Teachers?
As most of you already know, robots could potentially replace human jobs altogether. Once robots get more advanced, they could even mark your homework!
This advancement means teacher robots could one day run our classes and totally replace your school’s teaching staff! According to a recent BBC report, ‘artificial intelligence has become an increasingly big issue for education – not least because many tech companies and publishers are circling around the huge commercial opportunities’.
At this current time, robots can already get the answer to jokes, so who knows what they could get the answer to next? Dr Tarek Besold, an expert in robotics, has said that they have already not only made games that can get the answer to jokes, but also robots that can create jokes! Meaning robots cannot only follow programmed algorithms, but they can also have a spark of creativity!
But can robots really replace humans? Dr Tarek Besold also said that a human who is good at chess is likely to be good at draughts as well, whereas if a robot could play chess, as it is a different game, it would struggle at draughts. So although they do have a small amount of creativity, they could not completely take our place.
“Are we really saying that accountants, lawyers and managers can all be replaced by artificial intelligence – but not teachers?” said an unconvinced Donald Clark, who is a professor at Derby University,
So, as we look to the future, should humans’ jobs be replaced with artificial intelligence? Is this a good idea or would it leave humans with nothing to do?
Charlie, Year 6