Published on Sep 22, 2014
The $15M Global Learning XPRIZE is a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.
The learning solutions developed by this prize will enable a child to learn autonomously. And, those created by the finalists will be open-sourced for all to access, iterate and share. This technology could be deployed around the world, bringing learning experiences to children otherwise thought unreachable, who do not have access to quality education, and supplementing the learning experiences of children who do.
I heard Ray Kurzweil speak in the mid 90’s about right now. He predicted computer power, following Moore’s Law, would continue exponential growth to the point where AI could manifest the perfect teacher, capable of adapting perfectly to the learner and able to individually educate each person on the planet and allow everyone to maximize their potential.
The Global Learning X-prize is a part of this vision. Explore it.