China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.

China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.


Publication Title
MIT Technology Review
Publication/Creation Date
August 2 2019
Creators/Contributors
Karen Hao (creator)
Squirrel AI Learning By Yixue Group (contributor)
Derek Haoyang Li (contributor)
Carnegie Mellon University (contributor)
Chris Dede (contributor)
Harvard University (contributor)
David Dockterman (contributor)
Jutta Treviranus (contributor)
OCAD University (contributor)
Tom Mitchell (contributor)
Dan Bindman (contributor)
Pan Pengkai (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Zhou Yi was terrible at math. He risked never getting into college. Then a company called Squirrel AI came to his middle school in Hangzhou, China, promising personalized tutoring. He had tried tutoring services before, but this one was different: instead of a human teacher, an AI algorithm would curate his lessons. The 13-year-old decided to give it a try. By the end of the semester, his test scores had risen from 50% to 62.5%. Two years later, he scored an 85% on his final middle school exam.
HCI Platform
Carryables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Hand
Marketing Keywords
Squirrel AI, ALEKS, Alo7
Source
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614057/china-squirrel-has-started-a-grand-experiment-in-ai-education-it-could-reshape-how-the/

Date archived
February 19 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Karen Hao. (August 2 2019). "China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.". MIT Technology Review. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT). Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4289