Yet again I see the experts proclaiming ignorant opinions and predictions over robots and artificial intelligence, this time they claim robotic AI will replace teachers of children. I call bullshit.
As anyone who has taught children in any capacity will know, children require an emotional and social context in order to learn, and robots cannot provide this. The experts follow the same line of thought as those who cram hens into cages on industrial scale egg farms, treating children like cattle that can be force-fed information by machines without the need of indulging in the emotional and socialisation aspects of child development.
Most children learn best when they are in groups, through play and social interaction. Children also learn faster when they are in oxytocin related emotional situations, for instance learning to read with a human rather than a machine.
The role that AI has in human caring or interactive roles is to do the administration so that the people can concentrate on the caring, teaching and emotional roles of their job, be it in nursing or education. Too often the teacher is drowned in administration, something the AI can deal with instead.
My approach to AI is that the machines will support and enhance the role of the teacher rather than replace them. I also see AI helping people to become human rather than enslaving and turning people into emotionless cogs in the industrial wheel.