Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning is Using AI to Fight Digital Injustice
The second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence starts that all man are created equal. Almost 250 years later it is still not the world we are living in today. There are many inequalities and access to education is one of them. Without proper access to learning materials many children are in a disadvantaged position. With the recent advancements in the artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing there is an opportunity to address that.
Distance Teaching and Mobile learning (DTML) is in the process of developing such a platform. The platform leverages Microsoft Bot Framework, Azure Cognitive Services, Google Words to Vector technology and NTLK packages developed by the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania to create an immersive learning experience. The AI system is trained on words from a set of children’s books, movies, and cartoons with supervised algorithms. The trained models are exposed in the set of REST APIs which power learning actives on the platform.
The current platform offers 16 games connected into single network powered by that set of APIs. The System knows and monitors each user and offers specifically tailored learning materials for each student.
In March 2018, the organization received a Champion award at Hack-For-Good event organized by Microsoft. It validates DTML's innovative approach to distance teaching.
"It is a very useful and funny portal to learn English and all things we like to learn," said a happy Any (12) - Venezuelan student who participated in the program.