The question has long been asked, “Can Robots Change Teachers?” But one might wonder what the future will bring. While technology will certainly advance and improve upon the current methods of teaching, it is not necessarily clear that these robots will replace teachers at this time.
First of all, some will argue that robots will never completely replace humans because we are still programmed to be social and dynamic creatures. In other words, many scientists argue that robots will not be able to match human intelligence and thus will require humans to teach them and train them in order to become more intelligent. Because of this, robots will be too slow or not smart enough to satisfy most human needs.
On the other hand, social and human emotions will certainly factor into how human interaction will be with the robots. Think about it for a moment; if a robot cannot talk to a group of people then how do you think it will get things done? The human side of teaching robots may be too hard to manage.
Even with these issues, though, robots will still be beneficial and allow educators to conduct certain tasks that will be difficult or impossible with current robot software. For example, instead of training students to be computers, some roboticists believe that by designing robots that are like humans they can create an environment where children use computers and voice recognition software. This creates an environment in which children may choose a subject and interact with their teachers, rather than just listening to them talk.
Some experts also believe that super robots are not the answer to teaching problems. They believe that computers and robots are not designed to solve problems that humans face. Indeed, in the future we might face many of the same problems that we do today, only our advancements may be much faster than those of the robots of the future.
What if teachers donot have the luxury of worrying about taxes or pensions? This would be an ideal world for all teachers, right? Many of these robots might have to remain under human control at this point in time, but it is not completely out of the question that one day, robots could be self-sufficient.
Perhaps these robots will be completely set up by computers, but computers and their software will likely be changing constantly as new computers and software are developed. Not all new technology will be developed by humans. Although, many technological advances will certainly be the byproduct of humans working on software and programming robots.
It is unclear how social issues will play out in the future. In a society with more robots, education will certainly be less human and more robotic. This would be a perfect world, right?
Nevertheless, we must remember that computers and computer technology can also be used for good. Even with artificial intelligence robots, humans may always be needed to direct the robot’s actions. Some may argue that humans will be needed to interact with the robots, but as technology becomes more advanced, it is possible that humans will need to be in the background, directing the robot’s actions, while other humans perform the same tasks.
While computer technology will likely create a more natural environment in which people can interact, it is possible that robots will increase in number and power while humans become less prevalent in human activities. It is very possible that people will need to be created from robots, which will be more efficient and powerful. In a society that is totally automated, humans may become obsolete.
Schools will still need teachers, but in more advanced forms than we see today. When a child is in kindergarten or first grade, he or she will most likely be taught by a teacher who is also a robot. Just imagine how advanced robotics will be by the time a student goes off to college and graduates!
A robot will still be required to teach human teachers the theories of art, music, and other subjects. Humans will still need to take control of their students in order to provide a quality education.