The University of Sussex

The educational implications of Artificial Intelligence

Margaret A. Boden

AI can help us to understand and improve thinking. Via its influence on cognitive and developmental psychology, it promises to illuminate the procedural complexities of thought. Applied in the classroom, it can foster autonomy and self-confidence in normal and handicapped children, and provide tutorial aids significantly more flexible than those of traditional CAI. Through nonspecialist courses in higher education, AI can encourage the judicious computer literacy that modern societies will need.

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