Sesame Workshop (the company behind the hugely successful children's TV show Sesame Street) and IBM have up to a revolutionary new app for kids to vocabulary. The joint venture has the first vocabulary learning app by IBM's artificial intelligence software. The app for itself a child's current reading level and vocabulary range, and then its algorithms to challenge the child with appropriate, new vocabulary to the child's skills. It the learning experience for children. As the child continues to use the app, it will ensure he or she has and understood the new words before introducing additional, tailored vocabulary items.
IBM says it has just a pilot program testing the app. It 18,000 multiple-choice assessments given to kindergarteners over a two-week period. The researchers said the results very promising. They said the kids words like "arachnid," "amplify," "camouflage," and "applause," which are typically learned at a much later age. The children could also these words in context. Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey Dunn : "We expect to the next generation of tailored learning tools….Educational technology like the platform we've …is a promising new channel for learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom, and we're to it further."