Byju’s, the leading edtech company, has introduced three transformer models as part of its “Wiz” suite, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize the learning experience and enhance its services. With a strong focus on AI-driven transformation, Byju’s aims to optimize various aspects of its business and deliver personalized education to its students.
One of the new models, named Badri, utilizes predictive AI to identify instances where learners might struggle with specific concepts. By proactively offering targeted recommendations, Badri addresses knowledge gaps and supports continuous learning. Another specialized model, MathGPT, excels in solving math problems and provides step-by-step guidance using analogies and visual aids. The third model, TeacherGPT, serves as an AI-powered assistant, offering personalized guidance to students and assessing their responses.
Byju’s AI model takes into account students’ interests to make learning more engaging and relatable. For instance, if a student is passionate about cricket, the AI model adapts its teaching strategy by using cricket analogies to explain complex concepts.
These transformer models have been meticulously trained on Byju’s extensive student base, incorporating billions of touchpoints. With an accuracy rate of approximately 87%, the models have been calibrated to align with the respective curriculum boundaries. Dev Roy, Chief Innovation and Learning Officer at Byju’s, explained in an interview with TechCrunch that the models have been optimized for cost-efficiency and adhere to strict guidelines.
Byju’s plans to integrate these transformers throughout a student’s learning journey on its platform. Badri, in particular, will assess students’ learning progress based on their consumption habits. Each student will receive personalized recommendations and tests tailored to their specific needs.
During a demonstration, Roy showcased how MathGPT utilizes data from GeoAlgebra, a startup acquired by Byju’s, to solve equations and provide visual aids. Byju’s envisions AI playing a crucial role in all its educational offerings in the coming quarters.
While AI is being utilized to enhance various verticals internally, Byju’s co-founder Divya Gokulnath emphasized that the company has no intentions of replacing moderators, content creators, or teachers with AI models. Gokulnath believes that the development and deployment of these AI models will positively impact multiple aspects of the business and contribute to students’ educational progress.
Byju’s is aware of the competitive landscape and recognizes the potential obsolescence of edtech services that fail to capitalize on AI. The emergence of generative AI services like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard has intensified the competition, raising the stakes for survival in the industry. Byju’s is confident that embracing AI will not only enhance its bottom line but also provide substantial benefits to students, driving significant advancements in their educational journeys.