Almost half the countries in the world have an acute teacher shortage according to the United Nations, and educational games might be able to help.

Speaking to seasoned education-technology entrepreneur Osman Rashid last week, revealed his thoughts on how educational games can help us cope with a lack of teachers. While he stopped short of heralding an entirely teacher-less future, he believes that educational games partnered with emerging tech solutions can fill a gap that’s only likely to worsen.

Rashid says that advanced A.I., virtual and augmented realities, and voice recognition will combine in the next few years to help deliver powerful, targeted educational content to kids. And with Galxyz, his interactive science program built in line with the United States’ Next Generation Science Standards, he’s looking to be ahead of the curve.