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India’s latest innovation, Iris, emerges as a beacon of hope. Developed through a collaborative effort with Makerlabs Edutech, Iris represents a promising step towards addressing the challenges plaguing the education sector.

Teacher shortages have long been a global concern, with UNESCO highlighting the severity of the issue. Despite efforts to combat the shortage, dwindling enrolment in teacher preparation programs persists, exacerbated by a lack of interest from secondary school graduates.

Against this backdrop, advancements in artificial intelligence offer a glimmer of hope. Robots, once confined to factory floors and healthcare settings, are now making their presence felt in classrooms worldwide. Recognizing the potential of AI to revolutionize education, India has introduced Iris, the country’s first AI teacher robot.

Introducing Iris: The Future of Education

Sporting a traditional saree, Iris embodies innovation and tradition seamlessly. Developed under the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) project by NITI Aayog, Iris is more than just a robot; it’s a catalyst for change in the realm of education. Deployed at KTCT Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram, Iris offers personalized learning experiences tailored to each student’s needs.

Equipped with an in-built voice assistant powered by an Intel chipset, Iris leverages an Android app interface to engage with students effectively. Its ability to understand and speak multiple languages, coupled with its knack for tackling complex problems across various subjects, makes Iris a versatile addition to any classroom.

The Promise of AI in Education

Tech visionaries like Bill Gates and Elon Musk foresee a future where AI transforms the education sector. Gates envisions chatbots that personalize learning experiences based on users’ preferences and learning styles, while Musk predicts a universal wage as automated systems replace human labor across industries.

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As Iris takes center stage in Indian classrooms, it symbolizes the potential of AI to reshape education as we know it. With its ability to adapt, engage, and inspire, Iris heralds a future where innovation and tradition converge to create a brighter tomorrow for students worldwide.

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Usman Kashmirwala
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