China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.
Publication/Creation DateAugust 2 2019
DescriptionZhou 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.
Date archivedFebruary 19 2020
Last editedJuly 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