The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the future of E-learning and Project Management

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.06.02.Art007

Authors : Ogechukwu Rosita Adunchezor, Nkemjika Bernardine Nwagu


Artificial Intelligence is one of the technological innovations that has been greatly hyped in many research studies as well as in mainstream media. The 21st century has become notorious for the drastic change introduced to the way tasks are done, how people think, e-learning and project management have not been spared from the changing terrain courtesy of technology expansion. Advancement in technology has presented immense growth potentials to organizations and brought about efficiency in operational procedures. Today, E-learning has to take the title of the contemporary paradigm of education, this is largely due to its ability to allow people to acquire learning following their own pace without necessary putting a hold on other times demanding aspects of their lives. Project management, on the other hand, has received a boost as most routine jobs are becoming automated, thus reducing error chances. Judging from the numerous benefits which can be accrued from the AI, It is assumed that AI innovation would be received with open arms by all, however, in reality, this may not be the case as current research has established the existence of controversies surrounding the adoption of AI. One among the controversies is based on the expression of an innate fear that the full introduction of artificial intelligence might mean lesser jobs for humans. if not the uttermost displacement of humans by machines. This paper, therefore, focuses on exploring the impact which AI will have on e-learning and project management in the future.


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