Here’s how artificial intelligence could solve the biggest problem in education


One of the reasons for the big dropout rates in MOOCs is that there are no teaching assistants. So you can sign up for a course, say in mathematics, or computer science, or web design, or whatever. But you cannot ask anyone a question like ‘So how do I download this material?’ or ‘How do I find this material?’ or ‘How do i find this video?’ You know, just basic simple things. And people get frustrated and they drop the course.”

He thinks AIs could pick up that slack.