Artificial Intelligence is definitely the buzz word today. It is quite widely spread now, due to Chat GPT and similar products. But, before the “Chat GPT moment” (November 2022), AI was already included in a variety of software applications which we took for granted. The Google Search Algorithm already used AI massively to provide accurate, relevant search results. Virtual assistants like Siri or Alexa used AI for voice recognition and task execution. AI was the key “ingredient” in Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving system.

Going back even a bit more, the Corona pandemic brought software in general, to anyone’s attention all over the world. Across many economic sectors, including education, everyone is by now an expert in using virtual meeting software. This proved to be a stepping stone in today’s rapid AI adoption, because one would need to be very comfortable using the internet and computers, so they can later use AI-based tools.

In education in particular, the use of technology proved to be even more vital, as during lockdowns online teaching was the only option to provide education to children. Now, technology takes us further by the wide-spread usage of AI. Children in remote areas or in not-so-well-off regions now have access to top notch education in its best form – a private tutor which really knows everything. We should embrace this and appreciate how AI improves our lives as teachers, parents and students.

We start a series of articles and podcasts on the topic “AI in Education” with the aim to introduce you to the fascinating world of AI viewed through the lens of education. We will be covering subjects like AI Trends in Education, AI used as a Career Assessment Tool, Types of Jobs AI will or will not take over by the end of the next decade and, lastly but not least, which Skills will still be relevant in the future and which skills will become obsolete. As we usually like to say – it’s all about skills.