In New Zealand classrooms, World’s 1st Digital Teacher replaces the human teacher. ‘Will’ is a digital human who can interact with students through a desktop, tablet, and mobile.
Vector and Soul Machines are two New Zealand based companies which collaborated together to launch ‘Will’.
A recent report by Soul Machines states schools in Auckland are losing teachers because it is too expensive for them as a city to live in. The Chief Digital Officer of Vector, Nikhil Ravishankar states, “Using a digital human is a very compelling method to deliver new information to people, and I have a lot of hope in this technology as a means to deliver cost-effective, rich, educational experiences into the future.”
Will is a part of ‘Be Sustainable with Energy’ programme which is free-of-charge to schools within Auckland electricity network of Vector.