The 79th Education Equipment Exhibition opened in Xiamen, south China’s Fujian Province, April 23, 2018. Dark Things Intelligence Technology (” Dark Things Intelligence “for short), the leader of the new generation of strong cognitive AI, debuted with the new education technology brand” AILA AI Intelligence “and its full range of education products, which attracted the attention of the industry and set off a boom of” strong cognitive AI+ education “.
In this exhibition, the AI theme core ability pioneered by Dark Objects Intelligence has developed into the form of integrating different hardware terminals, enabling multiple roles such as traditional educational institutions and educational technology service providers. AILA intelligent work lamp, which has gained high attention since its debut, is the only product in the same category that has the ability of AI automatic topic speaking. It redefines the home learning scene from the most critical AI function of intelligent desk lamp. The “AILA Intelligent Learning Book”, which debuted at the exhibition for the first time, creatively put the AI homework correcting and lecture functions into the electronic ink screen, enabling precise and intelligent teaching. At the Tencent Meet Education Technology Conference held recently, the virtual teaching assistant who speaks the topic vividly like a real person has attracted a lot of attention. It is the dark object intelligence AI that is behind the topic.
In addition, cognitive AI education products, such as the “Mindful Classroom” which helps online education institutions to fine operate and manage, the new generation of AI English enlightenment learning machine “AILA cute pet foreign teachers”, and the “AILA Magic Eye” which provides low-cost intelligent evaluation program for quality education, were all unveiled. From preschool education to K12 family and classroom learning to quality-oriented education throughout the whole school period, Dark Things Intelligence has created the industry’s first product and service system that integrates the whole education scene.
Traffic competition peaks, enabling technology becomes the only way
The education industry’s focus on cognitive AI reflects the profound transformation of the industry from the capital-driven traffic competition to the competition of core competencies such as content and service. And science and technology by virtue of the outstanding enabling role of “cost reduction and efficiency increase”, will become a matter of market participants in the second half of the industry success or failure of the “win or lose”.
Under the catalysis of the epidemic and the support of capital, education and training institutions, represented by online education, have begun to develop at a rapid pace. However, the money-burning marketing, capital enclosure and the resulting chaos in various industries run counter to the concept of quality-oriented education reform promoted by the Ministry of Education, and the pace of supervision is increasingly approaching.
Since the two sessions this year, a number of official media outlets have published articles criticizing training institutions for spending money to follow the trend, calling on market participants to respect the rules of education and return to the basic value of education. On the other hand, the regulatory authorities are increasingly tightening the qualification and teacher audit of the online course platform.
The policy is becoming stricter, which corresponds to the development transformation of education industry from the extensive investment of casting a net to the fine operation. Several industry insiders have pointed out that the “cash burn model” that can be quickly replicated in other industries does not apply to education. As the boom in land acquisition began to cool, the industry gradually realized that improving the quality of teaching products and services, rather than the speed of expansion, was the key to success.
Return to the essence of education and recognize that AI helps the benign development of the industry
Under the promotion of the “Education Informatization 2.0 Plan and Action” and other policies for many years, the popularization and scale of education assisted by intelligent technology has become an industry consensus. Education informatization also from a single teaching tool to the application of data to enhance the overall teaching ability, help personalized development of the new stage. With the alarm bell sounded by the epidemic, AI has become a necessary option for many educational institutions to improve their core competitiveness and resilience to risks.
However, traditional AI, which relies too much on data, is facing a bottleneck in the educational scene. For example, the intelligent teaching tools based on the large-scale question bank can do nothing in the face of the constantly produced new questions, and can not replace the repeated and inefficient manual explanation; “How to make interaction smarter” is still a gap between intelligent education products and user learning experience.
Compared with the “rigid copying” of traditional AI, the new generation of strong cognitive AI, which can understand the causal logic of knowledge points and has more natural human-computer interaction, is more in line with the nature of education. Based on the insight into the trend of intelligent education, Dark Objects Intelligence takes the lead in exploring the path of large-scale integration of cognitive AI technology into education. By solving the fundamental pain points of intelligent education, Dark Objects Intelligence builds a firm technical moat for institutions in the competition of the “second half” of the industry, and achieves sound development.
By building a complete product ecology of the whole life cycle of users’ learning, dark-object intelligence is not only committed to the innovation of single technology, but also committed to integrating a new generation of smarter AI into all aspects of education and helping the industry to return to the essential value of education.