The decade you went to school in greatly alters the sort of technology you experienced while there, from typewriters to floppy disks, perhaps hiding games of Snake on your Nokia from the teacher, or having to do maths homework on your iPad. But technology at school is about more than updating software and addressing bullying in chatrooms.
Used right, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can mean better targeting of education, so kids are learning what they need to when they’re ready to, and better use of teachers’ time and school resources. If you’re ready to learn about the seismic shift AI is making in education, it’s time you put your phone away and listened to the teacher (err, that’s us).
Education Can Be Better
AI is an increasingly pervasive factor in our lives. From intelligent traffic management systems to online search results, targeted advertising and purchase recommendations, we’re often using AI without even being aware of it. And while we might grumble about Big Brother’s eyes on us, AI can truly be a way to improve our lived experience – as it is in education.
AI-powered systems in education help institutions to be more efficient and lower their operational costs. It can be a means to get greater visibility over real costs and income. Perhaps best of all, AI can help our schools and other educational institutions get better at responsiveness for stakeholders.
Part of the difficulty of mastering learning, is that we all learn differently, and at different rates. We have affinities for different subject matters. Imagine a school with few resources being able to use AI tutoring systems. These systems can engage students where they’re at, repeating lessons until they’ve got it and advancing them as they’re ready. It could greatly lessen the number of class interruptions by students messing about because they’re either bored or lost.
Imagine a student who ‘hates maths’ being 100% engaged because he’s learning via an AI tutoring app that caters to him by making all the learning based on his favourite subject: robots. Or a student in a new language able to learn in her native tongue while she adapts. Catering to needs, interests and gaps at this level of specificity wouldn’t be financially viable with human tutors for each student, but with AI, possibilities for hyper-personalisation are virtually boundless.
Classerium is a US startup in this area. They attended 10th Wolves Summit in Poland in October 2019 to talk to investors about their Universal IEM (Intelligence Enterprise Management) online ecosystem for personal and professional lifelong AI-guided learning. They’re continuing to build a global knowledge database benefiting all of humanity!
CEE Startups in AI Education
The CEE region has affordable and experienced talent, in a hub of innovation. That means that no matter the industry, CEE is likely to have startups leading it. Let’s look at some of the CEE startups’ AI Education offerings:
It's an app for web and mobile phones enabling organisations to better manage know-how inhouse, and source know-how externally. It’s also an open-to-all marketplace for selling and acquiring online consultations on any topic you can think of.
Brain Academy (Poland)
It's an educational project to support people in healthier thinking, healthier workplaces and healthier lives. It offers clients an omnichannel-wide spectrum of services: B2B workshops, B2C training, 1:1 consulting and advisory and mass events.
It's the world’s largest community of students, learning together, online.
It's a great example of delivering information to students right when they are interested in learning it. It’s a vocational guidance platform which provides an opportunity for teenagers to know more about different professions, and for specialists to tell young people about their jobs.
It's a turquoise software house that builds dedicated educational games for companies, and they also have their own product named CodeAll. This is a tool to learn programming through a natural conversation with a chatbot.
Medit Solutions (Poland)
They believe that technology and medicine can change the world for the better. That’s why they’ve created a new IT solution with artificial intelligence to support the development of medical students and graduates.
They offer the 1st Language Application, which, thanks to 260 panoramas, allows learning from context. It’s a totally new, intuitive approach to learning.
It's a platform that connects IT companies and students. University graduates often have the theory with practical application. Universality helps bridge the gap in practical preparation and knowledge about new technologies, getting them ready for entry into the competitive IT market.
It's a startup that believes that remote work, online training and education can be attractive and effective. They see VR is changing the world, and they know how to use it to perfect your work and learning experience through e-learning.
Get Smart About AI Education Opportunities at 11th Wolves Summit
The wide and varied applications of technology, and AI in particular, in education, are growing by the day. Make sure you don’t miss the bus on the next big AI education startup. Every company mentioned above was on the guestlist of startups and scaleups at the 10th Wolves Summit back in October 2019. We know how to find the best and brightest, and we get them in dynamic B2Bs with companies, investors, and partners.
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