Paradigmatic changes in education arise as a result of the emergence of a fundamentally new reality in society. Society has predicted this new reality through the concepts of post-industrial society, information society, knowledge society. The basis of this new reality is the development of information technologies (IT). These transformations of reality are taking place so rapidly that the institute of education has not had the time to realign itself in this new space and has been late in its development of new breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence. The purpose of the study is to show the fundamental paradigmatic differences between classical education and smart education, and to build a bridge of dialogue between these two paradigms. © 2021 John Benjamins Publishing Company. All rights reserved.