One AI Tutor Per Child: Is Personalized Learning Finally Here?
Like many, parents Sai Gaddam and his wife Priyanka Rai were concerned about how well schooling and education might serve their own children. Unlike many, PhD-educated computational neuroscientist Gaddam and MBA-trained marketer Rai took matters into their own hands and are now running a micro-school in Mumbai that’s inspired by the Finnish model of early education. In One AI Tutor Per Child, Gaddam explains with examples why he’s so excited about the possibilities for the use of AI and Large Language Models to practically facilitate the Holy Grail of personalized learning.
“With generative AI,” Gaddam explains, “we have the ability — today — to massively boost this human-human loop by inserting into it an AI tutor/assistant who also doubles as a pedagogy translator. What Seymour Papert — inventor of LOGO, pioneering educator, and the original inspiration for the One Laptop Per Child initiative — said about computers back in the early nineties (‘The computer is the Proteus of machines. Its essence is its universality, its power to simulate. Because it can take on a thousand forms and can serve a thousand functions, it can appeal to a thousand tastes.’) is even more true of AI now. We are now within touching distance of giving every child their own personal Aristotle.”
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