Squirrel AI, the machine that regularly outperforms human teachers and redefines education - Sponsored by Yixue Squirrel AI Learning | Disrupt SF (Day 1)
3:16AM Sep 6, 2018
Derek Haoyang Li
Hi everybody. It's very nice to see you here. And we both know that I have changed a lot of areas recent times and even in a goal in
like debate several months ago from IBM project debater and. But I think most of the
AI what they could do will not change our life not to say change the world. And most of them have no direct business value. But today I will introduce how AI could change the education industry fundamentally, and
how they bring a lot of value for us, you know, a pony Ma, who is
a Chinese, the founder of the Chinese company, WeChat, Tencent. That's Chinese Facebook said in last year's a fortune forum,
if there will be a startup have who will have greater value than Facebook or Google that will be in the AI medical industry or AI, education industry and
We are doing we are using AI in the education industry and becoming one of the biggest come AI companies in the world. As an economist said before I could make learning more personalized, flexible, inclusive and engaging. And Father said, AI. adaptive learning will pave the way for pedagogical Renaissance.
And by now a lot of startups all over the world have raised a lot of fun. From Zuckerberg, from Bill Gates from jobs, family and Google venture
and squirrel AI. Now we use AI virtual teachers to teach the K 12 students. And by now we have over 1 million students already our product launched after three years, R and D at
last the beginning of last year. And by now we have already 1000 Learning Centers, over 200 cities, and we have raised 150 million US dollars and this year's prospective revenue will be 200 million US dollars. So how can we do that? How AI can change education area. So fundamentally, first of all,
by the additional education the teacher will teach every knowledge upon to all the students but by the AI system. First, we will detect the loopholes of a student. For example, when I was young, I was a one of the best student. So there's only six, maybe 6% of the knowledge points that I don't know. So that I need only 6% of time to do the exercises, the homework and not do all the things the teacher assigned to us. But for another student who may have 20% of the knowledge point don't understand. So they need a specialized personalized learning pathway. But for a poor student, maybe half the half of the knowledge upon I didn't understand so that we should give him more time to learn. So each student will they learn learn the knowledge, this, it will take them different time, for example, for a good student who may only need three minutes to understand a knowledge. But for another student, maybe he needs 100 million to understand it. So that we use a AI algorithm to detect
statement of the student's ability. And also, we will constantly give a response by the real time feedbacks of the students learning process. So that we found out
even for the best student
for all the knowledge point he will, he may not necessarily only need three or five minutes for some knowledge upon which is not sensitive for him, he may spend much more time than the poor student so that in our we give a conclusion that you know, this word no two students should be placed in one classroom because
they are different.
So by our system, we gave each student different learning pathways to meet their need to best fit their learnings statement. And also if we found something very hard for for students, it may not be the knowledge right now, it may be our president knowledge he should have mastered two years ago. So that we can choose to that knowledge and deal with it and make it make him very easy to learn. Also score AI have a lot of advantages. And we made
our own innovations compared with our competitors. First is
the nano scale knowledge points, we divided the knowledge upon two very small level. So that is like the camera we have 10 times deeper, 10 times more pixel and 10 times clearer than the competitors so that we can understand the profile of the student more clearly and give them precise,
And also another innovation by the squirrel AI is that we do not only teach a student knowledge, but also we teach them learning method, and also the ability to learn because when I was young, I never found learning is very hard. I think for the students, they have to master some learning method and learning abilities so that they can benefit all their lives. But it's very hard to lead AI virtual teacher to teach abilities. And that's what we do and do it very well. Now. And also another the third innovation by us is we create a different AI model, we use the probability of the relevance of non relevant knowledge components. You know, in America, a lot of unicorns have
the space have used the space knowledge base theory and the AI algorithms to detect the students loopholes. But if, since we divided not important 10 times more than more than them, so that it's very hard for us to detect the students by very small amount of questions, so that we build up the probability nine relevant knowledge components, and we use algorithm to detect such probability so that we can do it much better.
And also, we can, we are building a self evolving model, it's like AlphaGo zero before we use a student to give data to our model. So that led them model to refine itself. But now we have enough data, we can simulate the teacher and at the same time we simulate the student. So we use our model to
interact by myself. And so we can quickly evolve our model.
And we have a lot of experiment human machine competition in China, like our competitors in America, and we beat the best human teachers in China. The other title called Super teachers is granted by the Chinese government that the Department of Education that's one out of 1000 teachers can get that title and our virtual teachers are teaching the students much better than them and a lot of media covered, what have we done, what do we have done,
and also our paper accepted by the best AI education conference,
that's what we done. And because we have a lot of innovation in this AI algorithm system, and also we want a lot of price. And that's our architecture given speech in each car with younger con
and you know, in China market, the K 12 education market,
new oriental and the TL they listed in the United States stock market and they both of them have value near 20 billion US dollars, but each of them consists only 2%, less than 2% of Chinese market. In China, we have 1 million learning centers. But for new oriental and TL they both have more than 30,000 teachers. You know, each teachers they have their own teaching styles is kind of like 30,000 teaching qualities. So that only by the AI virtual teacher, we can control the quality to a very high level and only with one half year we have opened 1000 schools all over China. You know, for you Oriental, it takes him 25 years to open 900 schools, why we can expand so rapidly because we use AI teachers to give control quality and very satisfied result for the student.
This is our Learning Center and student comes out center and learn by the computer. And a lot of students have much higher points by using only maybe half a year of our system. And there's two story Why is the daughter of my driver, my driver failed his high school degree before and become a driver and his daughter got Ural a 30 point out of 100. That's a very bad and she will she will not finish her juul High School. And her mother was very worried about about her. But by our system only two months in the summer holiday.
She got 40 points in the beginning is a test of the beginning of the semester. And he got 50 point at the middle of the semester and the 60 point as end of the first semester. So by why years learning she got 80% and entered our special High School who's held by the boy in airplane company. And after the second years learning in our school system, she became the top three of her class. And last month, she was sent to Seattle to learn and she can work after in the Boeing Company now. So by this for the teachers, we can even change our kids life.
This is a very famous Chinese found
like sequel in America, they have
32 billion RMB
total and they the company they invested 3031, 71
of them listed when IPOs so the managing partner his son are studying not so good in high school by using only one year of our system, hey God, nearly 100 point higher and
entered the design schools.
So we now we have our score open AI platform to help every teachers and every education organizations and we cooperate with them, empower them by our AI models to let them give better teaching colleges and also the starting starting with this year, we will give out 1 million study account
for free with donated to the underprivileged families
for the future are we seeing we will change the education fundamentally. And we want the students to learn very easily and we want to see sparkle from their eyes. And also we want the college entrance examination
to disappear because everyone's learning data and recorded by maybe 12 years in our system. So we can know our one where they are detailed profile as we don't need a college entrance examination. And also we don't need the best private schools, very expensive ones. Because every child can have a very cheap the best teachers AI to the teachers. And also we want our teacher to become smarter and smarter. Maybe in 10 years our AI tutors will be as iodized as Socrates and as versatile as Da Vinci and as intelligent as Einstein.
So we want to change every kid's life and we want to change the education area I think the entire years every kid can learn turn hives, more knowledge than now. And also we can give a student different learning content is now like the K 12 schools. Now, every student learn the same but the students are different. their abilities are different, their preference are different and they are career life are different. We should evaluate every case individually and give them different course to fit their past life. So I think by score AI, we can change the life of all case in the future. Thank you.