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Introducing the ‘next generation of learning tools’

IBM & Sesame Street's Elmo in NYC Weds, April 13, 2016 (John O"Boyle/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

|29 April 2016|

Global giants of technology of education have joined forces to deliver a revolutionary education platform for youngsters.

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization that produces Sesame Street, and IBM are collaborating to use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology and Sesame’s early childhood expertise to help advance preschool education around the world.

“We believe that bringing education together with technology is a key to improving early learning in this country and around the world,” said Jeffrey D. Dunn, CEO of Sesame Workshop. “A generation ago, Sesame Street used the ubiquitous presence of television to reach vulnerable children who did not have access to the learning opportunities that affluent and middle-class kids did. It worked very well. Now, through this collaboration with IBM and Watson, we expect to develop the next generation of tailored learning tools. Ultimately, the goal is to provide children from all socio-economic backgrounds with the opportunity for meaningful, personalised education in their most formative years.”

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Iain Robertson
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Iain is an experienced writer, journalist and lecturer, who held editorships with a number of business focussed publications before co-founding and becoming editor of Innovators Magazine. Iain is also the strategic director for OnePoint5Media.

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