Following the successful public launch of the world’s first digital human teacher in August 2023, the Otermans Institute (OI) has taken a bold step in transforming the education landscape: its AI-powered teachers are now delivering a full nine-lesson course in universities and institutions spread across four continents.
AI teachers not only teach and test learners, they also create the course content. This new approach involves a change in conception of the very essence of teaching and learning.
Using OIAI technology, the advanced language model developed by OI, virtual and digital teaching can now transcend the limitations of traditional one-way teaching and become a dynamic, two-way conversation between students and their teachers. AI.
The Arab American University (Palestine), Bahria University (Pakistan), Ibn Haldun University (Turkey), Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Kenya) and Universidad de Las Américas (Chile) are the latest pioneers to have joins this educational revolution, setting a precedent for other institutions around the world.
The founders of the Otermans Institute, Pauldy Otermans and Dev Aditya, said: “We will expand our AI-powered teaching capabilities to 40 universities by September 2024. We are also conducting trials on how the OIAI can be integrated into existing digital learning platforms. »
With over 80% of students having completed the OIAI course since November 2023, and a learner satisfaction rate of 94%, the impact of OIAI on digital education is promising.
So far, IO has supported more than 35,000 learners, working with governments and UN agencies in 13 countries to provide training and education using AI technology and providing professional development skills in the most disadvantaged areas.
Currently, the Otermans Institute has deployed its AI teachers to support the Women in STEAM initiative in Kenya and Zambia. “Africa is hungry for emerging technologies and there is no reason why Africans should be left behind in this rapidly evolving 21st century economy. As the founder of the Women in STEAM initiative and in partnership with the Otermans Institute, we have exposed educators and students to AI professors, which has been an enriching experience. We look forward to continuing to influence more African educators to embrace emerging technologies such as AI,” said Caroline Nyaga.
The digital human teachers developed by the Otermans Institute have a human-like appearance and voice, allowing them to interact in a friendly way with students using voice and text input. Co-founder Dev Aditya explained that “through conversations with students, our AI teachers can then tailor their lessons to students’ individual needs, providing real-time answers to questions and delivering personalized feedback.”