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Building AI teachers
Dev Aditya and Dr. Pauldy Otermans of Otermans Institute will present on the use of Small Language Models (SLMs) to build AI teachers and other teaching and learning agents. Building AI Teachers and Teaching Assistants using generalised models like ChatGPT frequently face errors, AI-generated hallucinations, and unpredictable outputs. It is best to build them using specialised Small Language Models (SLMs) as narrow use case agents perform multifold better than their general LLM counterparts. The bottleneck for SLMs remains specific and labelled datasets. We will explain how to use Knowledge Distillation and Distilled Datasets to circumvent this and how we used it to build content-agnostic AI teachers. Furthermore the talk will show how to use AI agents to reduce teacher workload, improve learner learning experience and gather data to provide personalised learner support. Register for trial access to the OIAI teacher showcased in the talk: Contact details Email: Website: LinkedIn: X: Instagram: Medium: Timecodes 00:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction to AI in Education 00:46 Exploring Small Language Models (SLMs) for Education 01:52 Deep Dive into SLMs: Characteristics and Applications 04:04 Common Uses of SLMs in Teaching and Learning 08:23 Advantages of Using SLMs in Educational Settings 10:40 Demonstration: Implementing SLMs in Real-World Teaching 13:50 Interactive AI Teaching Demo and Technical Insights 19:46 Future of AI in Education: Personalized Learning and Beyond 24:07 Enhancing Education with Small Language Models 24:55 Understanding Student Performance and Engagement 25:47 Concluding Remarks and Opening for Questions 27:21 Interactive Q&A: Technical Insights and Applications 33:12 Addressing Language Diversity and Integration 34:16 Navigating Copyright and Data Privacy Concerns 42:38 Final Thoughts and Contact Information
How We Made That App Episode 9: Pioneering AI Teaching Models with Dev Aditya
On this episode of How We Made That App, join host Madukar Kumar as he delves into the groundbreaking realm of AI in education with Dev Aditya, CEO and Co-Founder of the Otermans Institute. Discover the evolution from traditional teaching methods to the emergence of AI avatar educators, ushering in a new era of learning. Dev explores how pandemic-induced innovation spurred the development of AI models, revolutionizing the educational landscape. These digital teachers aren't just transforming classrooms and corporate training. They're also reshaping refugee education in collaboration with organizations like UNICEF. Dev’s deep dive into the creation and refinement of culturally aware and pedagogically effective AI. He shares insights into the meticulous process behind AI model development, from the MVP's inception with 13,000 lines of Q&A to developing a robust seven billion parameter model, enriched by proprietary data from thousands of learners. We also discuss the broader implications of AI in data platforms and consumer businesses. Dev shares his journey from law to AI research, highlighting the importance of adaptability and logical thinking in this rapidly evolving field. Join us for an insightful conversation bridging the gap between inspiration and innovation in educational AI! Chapters 00:00 AI Avatar Teachers in Education 09:29 AI Teaching Model Development Challenges 13:27 Model Fine-Tuning for Knowledge Augmentation 25:22 Evolution of Data Platforms and AI 32:15 Technology Trends in Consumer Business Listen to the Podcast: Spotify: Apple: Links Connect with Dev: Visit the Otermans Institute: Connect with Madhukar: Visit SingleStore:


AI teachers, AI friends, and AI lovers - talking digital empathy with neuroscientist, psychologist and founder, Dr Pauldy Otermans
Listen to this episode from Complete Tech Heads with Tom Edwards on Spotify. Interview with Dr Pauldy Otermans, neuroscientist, psychologist, and founder of the Otermans Institute. Dr Pauldy helped build the first independent AI teacher - OIAI - with the mission to upskill 750 million underserved students globally by 2030. She was named one of the ‘22 most influential women in the UK of 2022’ by Start-Up Magazine UK and has also been awarded by the UK Prime Minister in 2021.In this episode we talk AI teachers, AI friends, AI girlfriends, and much more. Timestamps are: 00:00 - Intro01:45 - The problem with teachers globally03:00 - How the Otermans Institute started05:30 - AI teachers10:30 - Building their first supervised model13:45 - "Eureka" moments15:15 - Recursive learning24:30 - How close are we to human-like relationships with AIs?26:00 - AI girlfriends30:00 - Optimizing for quality teaching31:50 - The power of AI for good and bad38:00 - Gaming and the metaverse39:00 - Human vs AI learning46:00 - Learning styles and interestFind out more about Dr Pauldy and the OI here: Instagram: OI ; and Teddy AI: @Otermans_Edu, Otermans Institute, #aigirlfriend #aiteacher #education Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Transforming Learning Landscapes: The Power of AI in Education with Dev Aditya
Imagine carrying a teacher in your pocket, ready to share insights 24/7 from a corpus of information! Sounds intriguing? Join us in a captivating conversation with Dev Aditya, co-founder at Otermans Institute, who’s making this vision a reality with their AI product department, OIAI. We discuss the transformative power of AI in education, how OIAI swiftly transitioned to virtual content during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the inner workings of their AI digital teacher model that conducts human-like conversations. This groundbreaking innovation is not just disseminating knowledge, but also making complex information from research papers easily comprehensible. Venture with us as we navigate the revolutionary capabilities of OIAI. This 24/7 accessible virtual teacher is altering traditional teaching techniques, bridging educational gaps, and combating global inequality by enabling access to education in underserved regions. Dev unveils how this product ups the appeal of tech platforms and shares their ambitious plans of collaborating with universities for product testing. As our discussion concludes, we reveal how OIAI is not designed to replace human teachers, but to extend the reach of quality education in a more personalized manner. Brace yourself for this thought-provoking exploration into the future of education with AI. More about Dev: ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ #AIinEducation #DigitalLearning #EdTech #VirtualTeacher #EducationEquality

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Female Founder Series - Dr Pauldy Otermans - AI teacher in your pocket by Elevate - Women in Tech
Welcome to the first episode of our Elevate - Women in Tech series focused on Female Founders! In this episode, we interview Dr. Pauldy Otermans, Co-Founder of Otermans Institute, the world's first AI teacher. Dr. Otermans has a background in neuroscience and psychology and is now a female leader in the AI industry, with a mission to upskill 750 million underserved learners globally by 2030 through Otermans Institute's AI teachers Beatrice and Teddy. In this episode, we discuss: Otermans Institute's mission to make quality education accessible globally How the pandemic caused them to pivot to AI How Otermans' AI teachers Beatrice and Teddy can transform education through personalized and adaptable learning How the AI teacher interacts with learners Barries women face entering the AI industry This is an inspiring chat about female empowerment and leadership in AI - an episode not to be missed for those interested in education, AI, and women in tech! Useful resource links: To connect with our guest Dr Pauldy Otermans: Our company’s website: OI's Instagram: @oiedu19 Otermans Institute (@oiedu19) • Instagram photos and videos  Teddy AI Instagram: @teddyai_official Teddy AI (@teddyai_official) • Instagram photos and videos LinkedIn: Otermans Institute (LinkedIn)  Twitter: @Otermans_Edu X (  Be sure to Follow ⁠Elevate- Women in tech⁠ on LinkedIn. Join our Slack community   Connect with your Host Kellie Kwarteng - Founder and CEO of Halzak:   Feel free to DM me if you would like to be a future guest of the show, have a topic you would like covered, or would like a free strategy call to discuss any hiring goals/challenges for your Tech Team.

2020 - 2022

Can AI Teach The World? | Dev Aditya & Dr Pauldy Otermans | TEDxAngliaRuskinUniversity
A humanlike AI teacher teaching everyone globally is an exciting, yet scary and innovative idea. This is a talk about how one piece of technology can solve one of the biggest social development challenges of modern society - solving the education and skills gap. Most talks out there are about the negatives of AI, especially in education. This talk is the opposite and shows how modern technology can solve global challenges. It also shows the positive use of deepfake technology which sadly is also covered negatively in the media. Dev Aditya and Dr Pauldy Otermans are internationally celebrated educationalists who have upskilled more than 40,000 underserved learners across 10 countries since the pandemic. They were awarded by the UK Prime Minister, recognised 8 times globally just in 2021 and are spearheading 'AI in education' for the developing world. Connect with Dev Aditya on LinkedIn @Dev Aditya Connect with Dr Pauldy Otermans on Twitter @Pauldy Otermans Find the Ongoing AI work and see the AI teacher on Instagram @OIEDU19 and LinkedIn @Otermans Institute #VirtualEducation #Innovation #EdTech This talk was given at TEDxAngliaRuskinUniversity using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Credit: Video editor: David Rincon Jimenez About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized Get TED Talks recommended just for you! Learn more at Subscribe to our channel: Connect with Dev Aditya on LinkedIn @Dev Aditya Connect with Dr Pauldy Otermans on Twitter @Pauldy Otermans Find the Ongoing AI work and see the AI teacher on Instagram @OIEDU19 and LinkedIn @Otermans Institute This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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