TAL Discusses about the Deep Integration of “AI + Education” with Sci-tech and Educational Elites from 45 Countries at the Summit
Every year, the ASU+GSV Summit, the top-class educational and sci-tech summit in the United States and even the world, attracts many CEOs of world-renowned enterprises in education and science & technology as well as political and commercial elites to delve into the new development trends of global education.
This year marks the tenth year of the ASU+GSV Summit. More than 5,000 guests from more than 45 countries attended the summit, including Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Reed Hastings, the co-founder of Netflix, Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, and the famous tennis player Andre Agassi. Centering on the topics such as AI, cognitive neuroscience, STEAM, and innovative education, they shared their educational thoughts and ideas.
At the “AI’s Potential to Transform Education” Forum, Angela Bao, Head of Silicon Valley R&D Center at TAL, indicated that the deep integration of AI and education would reconstruct the entire educational process.
“Under the unified teaching environment, through the accumulation and deep excavation of teaching data, the teaching quality can be improved continuously, fulfilling the goal that the 10th class is better than the 1st class, and the 3000th class is better than the 2900th class,” said Angela Bao. Driven by science and technology, teachers can free themselves from heavy labor and concentrate on the interaction of emotions, individualized guidance, and the development of creative thinking to better assume the role of “cultivating people”.
“In the English class, when 20 children read ‘Apple’ at the same time, AI technology can identify each child’s pronunciation separately and give specific guidance.” Angela Bao said that AI would fundamentally improve the quality of teaching and learning, and it will be a powerful driver for educational growth. With the reduction of hardware costs and the popularity of 5G in the future, AI technology is expected to allow more children around the world to stay away from poverty and isolation, and to accept better and more personalized education.
TAL Shares AI-related Achievements with the Whole Industry
“Study the science of learning, and make students study scientifically” is TAL’s most practical goal of “AI + Education”. From this, TAL has begun to explore the “science of learning” based on the accumulation of huge learning data, in the hope of truly understanding why children learn, what they are interested in, and how they accept effective information.
To this end, TAL has established the AI Lab, and teamed up with world-famous universities such as Stanford University and Tsinghua University as well as the world-leading AI scientists and top talents in education, with a focus on the application and innovation of cutting-edge technologies such as computer vision, voice interaction, natural language processing and data mining in the education industry.
Moreover, TAL has also applied AI technology in teaching and research quality control, curriculum optimization, question bank recommendation and other multiple scenarios, with an aim to create a comprehensive AI learning matrix for children. Our AI, Harvard, English Language Course “WISROOM”, is an AI classroom solution provided by TAL. The technology in this course has the ability to instantly adjust the teaching method and delivery, based on intelligent evaluation and feedback during the class. WISROOM aims to fulfill the goal of “providing excellent teachers for every class and giving personalized attention to every student”. In this way, children enjoy an effective learning experience and develop good study habits.
Last year, TAL Education Open Platform was formally established. TAL’s sci-tech and educational achievements were open to the whole industry to help more educational institutions break the threshold of technology and resources, providing fair and quality education for more children.
Gale Huang, CTO and BG President of EPG, TAL, said: “We hope to open our teaching and R&D achievements, so practitioners in the education industry can leverage the existing mature R&D results to make educational innovations instead of needless duplication.”
At present, AI is in full swing across the globe, and the integration of AI and education has become the focus in the global education field. China’s sci-tech and educational enterprises represented by TAL are on the same stage with the international counterparts at the ASU+GSV Summit, which represents that the innovation of China’s “AI + Education” is gaining international recognition, and China will play a more important role in the future global education industry.
SOURCE TAL Education Group