Role of Synthetic Intelligence in Higher Education

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Abdul Malik
Sidra Sarwar
Muhammad Naseem Abid


Synthetic Intelligence (SI) has emerged as a transformative force in higher education, promising to revolutionize pedagogical approaches and administrative processes. This study explores the multifaceted applications of SI, delving into its promises, challenges, and implications for the future of learning. The landscape of higher education is undergoing a profound transformation, with SI as a pivotal force that transcends traditional AI applications. SI's role in personalized learning, administrative efficiency, content creation, and student support services is examined, showcasing its potential benefits and challenges. A critical discourse analysis highlights the evolution of SI, its distinctions from Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the philosophical debates surrounding machine intelligence. The study outlines SI's historical context, public perception, and ethical considerations, emphasizing the responsible development and deployment needed in its integration into academia. Findings from the study reveal the potential for personalized learning, administrative efficiency, innovative content creation, and enhanced student support services. The study clarifies the distinction between SI and AI, underscoring that SI is not a mere simulation but a genuine attempt to imbue machines with intelligence. Ethical considerations, including job displacement and biases, necessitate careful examination and responsible development. This comprehensive overview contributes to a nuanced understanding of the complexities and implications of synthetic intelligence in higher education.

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Abdul Malik, Sidra Sarwar, & Muhammad Naseem Abid. (2024). Role of Synthetic Intelligence in Higher Education. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(1), 722-733. Retrieved from