Which Will Dominate Online Tutoring: AI or the Gig Economy?

The market for online tutoring is growing rapidly. In April, Technavio estimated the sector would continue to expand at a CAGR of nearly 7% through 2022. Two forces are driving this growth: the gig economy and AI. While these two currently co-exist in peace, many predict that, across the board, the former is just an intermediary step to the inevitable latter. People who make this argument point usually to the large sums current gig economy platforms are investing in AI, along with the mainstay of capitalism that “everything that can be automated for a competitive advantage, will be automated,” as Joel Burke, head of business development for e-Residency, put it in a 2017 Medium post.