With the use of education chatbots, Prepathon CEO Allwin Agnel explained that the artificial intelligence-driven education technology bots are able to execute precise and detailed tasks that can improve or alter educational experiences by facilitating personalized learning. As the equity gap in American education continues, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been urging educators, investors and tech companies to be more open in investing time and money in artificial intelligence-driven education technology programs. Gates believed that these AI-based EdTech platforms could personalize and revolutionize school learning experience while eliminating the equity gap. With that said, Gates is reportedly excited about the evolving field of personalized learning and artificial intelligence tutor bots. According to Venture Beat, the world's richest man will also like the Mumbai-based company called Prepathon as it opted to create bots with specialized single concentration and purpose.
Big Blue's cognitive computing platform is teaming up with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, to design interactive educational tools for children that adapt to the learning preferences and aptitude levels of individual preschoolers. IBM describes the effort as a three-year R&D investment, with plans to assemble a team of engineers, teachers, gamers and researchers to brainstorm how cognitive computing can be best applied to preschool education. IBM and Sesame want to focus on this particular age group based off of research suggesting that 90 percent of a child's brain is developed by the age of five. The alliance will merge Sesame Workshop's educational content expertise with Watson's natural language processing, pattern recognition, and other cognitive computing technologies. With the help of Watson's machine learning chops, the technology will continuously iterate and improve by studying and adapting to the aggregate experiences of anonymized groups of students.
More than a quarter of children starting primary school are unable to communicate in full sentences as concerns grow about the amount of time they are spending in front of screens, the education secretary will say in his first major speech on social mobility. Damian Hinds is expected to say on Tuesday that he wants to harness technology so parents can do more to help their children's early language development. The education secretary promised to halve within a decade the number of children lacking the required level of early speaking or reading skills. His department's figures show that 28% of four- and five-year-olds do not meet communication and literacy levels expected by the end of the reception year. "It is a persistent scandal that we have children starting school not able to communicate in full sentences, not able to read simple words," Hinds will say.
The world around us is getting "smarter." Artificial intelligence (AI), data, and natural language processing have enabled Alexa, Siri, Pandora, Netflix, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Waze, and other platforms to become part of our lives. Both AI and robotics are projected to have a massive impact on the global economy.
"The world around us is getting'smarter.' Artificial intelligence (AI), data, and natural language processing have enabled Alexa, Siri, Pandora, Netflix, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Waze, and other platforms to become part of our lives. Both AI and robotics are projected to have a massive impact on the global economy. While anticipated improvements in GDP and efficiency are positive, some fear that jobs will be lost through automation. What will AI and robotics mean for higher education?