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IJIET 2022 Vol.12(7): 650-657 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2022.12.7.1666

Artificial Intelligence in Education: Fears and Faiths

Latifa Douali, Sabah Selmaoui, and Widad Bouab

Abstract—Artificial Intelligence (AI) aims to develop models with human-like cognitive functions. Since its conception in the mid-50s, it has achieved big success in almost all areas and domains, starting from games to autonomous robotic surgery, and it is evolving rapidly. Indeed, AI-based machines pervade all domains and it is used for many purposes. In developing countries, it is widely used in almost all everyday life tasks. Yet, the idea that machines can act as humans and make decisions on behalf of individuals scares many people and raises many concerns and controversies. This tends to be the case in Morocco as well. Over the past few years, AI has made its way in the field of education and it is revolutionizing it. In this survey study, we probed the opinions of Moroccans about AI and their fears and hopes towards AI and its use in education. The majority of the respondents to the survey expressed serious worries about the future of using AI, especially in the early childhood education. Nevertheless, they seem to be rather cautiously optimistic about using AI in providing technical assistance in teaching-related tasks.

Index Terms—Artificial intelligence, education, autonomous, values.

Latifa Douali is with Regional Center for the Education and the Training Professions (CRMEF) of Marrakech-Safi, Marrakech, Morocco, the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory in Didactic, Education and Training (LIRDEF), ENS, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco, and Center for Studies, Evaluation and Pedagogical Research (CEERP), Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco (e-mail: l_douali@yahoo.fr).
Sabah Selmaoui is with Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory in Didactic, Education and Training (LIRDEF), ENS, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco and the Center for Studies, Evaluation and Pedagogical Research (CEERP), Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco.
Widad Bouab is with the Center for Studies, Evaluation and Pedagogical Research (CEERP), Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco and the Laboratory of Didactics and University Pedagogy (LDPU), Marrakech, Morocco.

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Cite: Latifa Douali, Sabah Selmaoui, and Widad Bouab, "Artificial Intelligence in Education: Fears and Faiths," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 650-657, 2022.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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