AKA, which develops artificial intelligence engines and artificial intelligence social robots, introduced the English learning AI robot Musio in the middle school of Keio Gijuku and started using it in English classes.
The English learning AI robot “Musio” developed by AKA is a social robot that allows you to think for yourself and have conversations, and gradually remember the contents of the conversation. There is a chat mode where you can speak native American English and have natural English conversation, and a tutor mode where you can learn English according to your level and purpose using special teaching materials.In the actual class, newly added words and expression patterns, By utilizing the “Academy mode” (academy mode), which is acquired while repeatedly practicing conversational phrases, each person will increase the amount of speech and aim to improve their English scholastic ability while encouraging active learning. In addition, in the academy mode, it is possible to practice words, patterns, and conversations repeatedly, and it is also possible to create content and practice conversations according to the learning curriculum of each school, and it is possible to take a learning history, so not only during class but also in class It is possible to support teachers outside.
Below is a quote from the press release
AKA (American Headquarters: AKASTUDY LIMITED, California, USA, Japanese subsidiary: AKA Corp, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Raymond Jung, hereafter AKA), which develops artificial intelligence engines and artificial intelligence social robots, is the Keio Chutobu Junior High School (general manager). : Inoue Ippei, Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter Keio Chutobu Junior High School) will introduce the English learning AI robot Musio and start using it in English classes.
In the actual class, we aim to improve English scholastic ability while increasing the amount of utterances of each person and promoting active learning by utilizing the “Academy mode” that students acquire while repeatedly practicing words, expression patterns, and conversation phrases. I will continue.
In addition, the English learning AI robot “Musio” developed by AKA is a social robot that allows you to think for yourself and have conversations, and gradually remember the contents of the conversation.
There is a chat mode where you can speak native American English and have natural English conversation, and a tutor mode where you can learn English according to your level and purpose using special teaching materials, so you will be a reliable partner for learning English.
In addition, the newly added academy mode enables repeated practice of words, patterns, and conversations, content creation and conversation practice that match the learning curriculum of each school, and learning history can be taken during class. Not only can we support teachers outside of class.
[Comment from Keio Chutobu Junior High School Teacher Ebado]
Recently, while the guidance of four well-balanced skills is being called for, it may be difficult to prepare a learning environment for speaking.
The advantage of Musio is that you can set the content of the teaching materials according to the lesson plan.
In particular, in Academy mode, you can easily set words, phrases, and expressions that you want learners to acquire in Musio, so you can easily practice pronunciation according to the model, check pronunciation using the voice recognition function, and perform inspection tests. .. You can also check the utterance records of Musio and students on the administrator screen, so you can easily go to the clinic.
In addition, for overseas training programs in the UK and the US for long vacations at our school and a one-year study abroad program, the new Chat Mode Topic conversation will be used not only as an English conversation tool before departure, but also as an English conversation ability after returning to Japan. We are planning to use it for maintenance. Finally, we hope that, above all, we will be able to dramatically increase the amount of English spoken by our students in both Academy mode and Chat mode.
With this introduction, we will promote the further improvement of English proficiency in Keio Chutobu, which focuses on communicating in English.
AKA will continue to develop Musio so that it can contribute to improving English education in Japan, and will actively support areas and schools that have problems in hiring native English teachers. I will.
-About Keio Chutobu
Keio University has been in business for over 150 years since it was founded in 1858, and now has the longest history in Japan, from elementary school to university and graduate school. Keio Junior High School, which was established in 1947 as Keio University’s first coeducational junior high school, did not set school rules from the beginning, and each student exerted independence and spontaneity while thinking with teachers. I am aiming to acquire the culture to realize my own freedom. We also emphasize extracurricular activities and cultivate a high degree of sociality.
■ Keio Chutobu Official Website: http://www.kgc.keio.ac.jp/index.html
Headquartered in the United States, AKA has been developing the artificial intelligence engine Muse and the artificial intelligence robot Musio based on that engine for several years. The Japanese corporation was established in November 2015.
■ Musio Official Website: http://themusio.com
■ Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musioAKA
■ Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Musio_AKA