'Google brain' chip could mean future school pupils won't need to memorise facts

Future school pupils won't need to memorise anything, because "Google brain" implants will answer all their questions instantly, an artificial intelligence expert has claimed.

Nikolas Kairinos, founder and chief executive of Fountech.ai, believes that rote learning will disappear completely in schools, because “Google will be in your head".

"The need to actually learn something in parrot fashion is going to disappear because we will have access to that instantly," Mr Kairinos told the Daily Star.

"It'll be like having a really smart assistant that will almost think like you."

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He added that humans will be able to get answers to any questions they may have without making a sound or typing anything.

"You can ask something like 'how do you say this in French?' and instantly you'll hear the information from the AI implant and be able to say it,” he explained.

Mr Kairinos has racked up more than 20 years of working with start-ups. His company, Fountech.ai, specialises in the development of artificial intelligence solutions for businesses and organisations.

He claims that AI could enable teachers to deliver tailored lessons that cater to the learning needs of each individual pupil - no matter what their learning style.

"Already, we are seeing AI and machine learning being creatively applied in the classroom," he wrote in a recent blog post .

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"By providing a student with a list of questions and exercises, the technology is able to understand, through machine learning, what method of teaching is generating the best response.

"It can then deliver tailored lessons catered to each individual.

"There’s even talk of AI devices being able to read facial expressions to determine whether the student (who could be nine or 90 years old) is reacting positively or negatively to different learning methods."

It's not just students but also teachers who stand to benefit from AI innovation, according to Mr Kairinos.

"Take marking and grading papers as an example," he said.

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"At the moment, computers are able to mark multiple choice tests.

"However, algorithms are now being used to assess complex, open-ended written responses that test a student's real understanding of the subject matter.

"In doing so, it gives teachers more time to dedicate to their students."

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