SOURCE: Ed Tech Advocate/ Matthew Lynch
Several new companies are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to solve many issues in education. Here we look at different ways some prominent companies are applying these technologies to develop their solutions.
This is a super smart company making super smart toys for kids. When Elemental Path debuted on Kickstarter in 2016, it was with the help of IBM Watson, which enabled the company to make toys that kids can communicate with.
IBM Watson combines machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, data mining, and human/computer interaction to mimic the workings of the human brain. The toy company, however, has switched to its own proprietary software for its new dino robot, the STEMosaur, that kids can build and talk to.
Querium uses AI in their company to help students with STEM skills so they can be ready for further studies at high schools, colleges, and universities.
The Querium platform delivers personalized, bite-sized lessons and step-by-step tutoring assistance. Its personalized program is called StepWise and it works on smartphones and computers.
The company uses artificial intelligence for STEM (math, engineering, technology, and science education) applications. The app’s cognitive assistant helps students as they come across obstacles.
MobyMax is a free web-based learning tool that uses artificial intelligence to create a complete K-8 differentiated and adaptive curriculum for Math, Language, Vocab, and Fact Fluency. With the help of machine learning algorithms, MobyMax provides personalized lessons for each student based on their individual needs.
Machine learning helps MobyMax to pinpoint and fix learning gaps with adaptive, differentiated learning materials for all K-8 subjects. Students can learn at their own pace with lesson plans and practice sheets that are automatically generated for them.
MobyMax goes one step further and includes contests, certificates, badges, games, and daily smiles to motivate students and keep them engaged.
The multi award-winning platform is the most widely adopted Edtech platform in the U.S.
Hubert.ai is an award-winning EdTech company from Sweden. Hubert.ai brings something truly unique to the assessment system in education. The present assessment system can’t evaluate important student skills and abilities such as creativity, imagination, ethical reflection, background reasoning and so on. Hubert.ai can.
Hubert.ai has developed a cognitive computing assistant that can take test-taking a step further. The cognitive assistant effectively turns surveys into speaking tests by asking students follow-up questions. This effectively personalizes assessment as well.
Every response of the student is subjected to a deep learning-based text analytics model that automatically categorizes and analyses feedback.
Discovery Education is a big player in EdTech. The company has established itself as the leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content, and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Around 5.6 million students across all 50 states and Canada are currently using Discovery Education.
Discovery Education Streaming Plus, the comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, was recently the winner of the EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award in the Content Provider Solution category.
Discovery Education Streaming Plus supplements instruction materials for all K–12 curricular areas. The supplemental materials include lesson plans, instructional strategies, and other content. Every possible source of content is available to students including primary source documents, books, tapes, audio files, videos, podcasts, interviews, images and more.
These resources add up to a truly dynamic learning environment that engages students.
With these innovations, the days of sitting behind a desk and trying to pay attention to what the teacher is saying are something of the past.