JA­PAN EM­PLOYS AI ROBOTS TO TEACH STU­DENTS ENGLISH

ED­U­CA­TION MIN­ISTRY COM­MITS US$227,000 TO NEW LAN­GUAGE SOFT­WARE.

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500 class­rooms across Ja­pan are set to re­ceive new AI robots fol­low­ing a 250 mil­lion Yen in­vest­ment by the ed­u­ca­tion min­istry to im­prove stu­dents’ writ­ten and oral English lan­guage skills. The robots are ex­pected to be able to check the stu­dents’ pro­nun­ci­a­tion, a task that teach­ers find dif­fi­cult. Lo­cal schools have been strug­gling to find pro­fi­cient English teach­ers and gen­er­ally can’t af­ford more ex­pen­sive lan­guage as­sis­tants. The AI robots are ex­pected to be teach­ing stu­dents as young as 10 years old.

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