A recent survey reveals that UAE students’ adoption of AI is more than three times that of their peers in US and UK
Dubai, Nov 3, 2023: Students in the UAE are among the most frequent users of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, says a global study, about 32% of students surveyed say they use the tools weekly in the study titled ‘Comparing Global University Mindsets and Student Expectations’ conducted by Anthology, an education solution provider.
UAE students’ adoption of AI is more than three times that of their peers in the US and the UK. The trend is likely to continue as 80% of the students surveyed in the UAE indicated that their use of generative AI tools will increase in the next six months.
The study also finds that students (36%) in the UAE are very comfortable with using AI chatbots to get quick answers to their questions, compared with only 13% in the UK.
They also believe in AI’s collaborative potential, with 40% saying they believe AI will enhance students’ engagement and interactivity. In addition, 38% of UAE student respondents feel AI can provide personalised learning experiences.
“Personalised learning experiences remain the sought-after goal for educators worldwide. By understanding the needs of each student, teachers can target the areas that require focus and boost productivity,” says Bruce Dahlgren, Chief Executive Officer at Anthology. In addition, a third of the university leaders in UAE acknowledges AI could create new challenges to identifying plagiarism. However, they also cite a number of areas where AI tools could have a positive impact on higher education, mainly focused on increasing efficiencies for the instructors such as assisting in course building (33%) and drafting assessment questions (31%).
The study, included more than 5,000 higher education leaders and current students from countries around the world, including UAE, Saudi Arabia, US, Brazil, Singapore, and the UK.