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Say Goodbye to School Exams

by Eddie Rayner

“The standardised examination method for students will soon go away,” says Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director-General at Knowledge and Human Development Authority, “but it’s subjective to how fast Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be implemented across schools.”

Speaking at the International and Private Schools Education Forum (IPSEF) in Ras Al Khaimah in October, Dr Abdulla said that there would always be a need for a teacher to assess an individual’s progress and knowledge, but that in the future AI will continuously perform evaluations in the background to assist this process.

“In the past, we did not have any other way of assessing learning other than standardised testing. But now choices are available, and we absolutely welcome change.”

However, that is not to say that AI will replace human teachers. In the words of Dr Abdulla, “AI will never replace the heart of a teacher.”