How IBM India built an AI-based chatbot to help students learn English in rural Bengal

Despite advancements being made in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Mallik says AI won’t replace teachers at schools. When a group of IBM India employees, including data scientists and communication experts, volunteered to work on a tech solution that could help students learn the English language, the challenge was to figure out what that solution would be. After months of brainstorming, the team started working on “Professor Idiom”, an AI-powered Chatbot developed for Abheda Foundation, an NGO based in Kolkata.

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