SK Broadband launches AI robot to teach kids how to code
It is the first coding robot education product in the IPTV industry.
Albert AI is a new third-generation AI coding robot that features an artificial intelligence system called Nugu.
The new model was released with significant improvements from ‘albert,’ an educational coding robot previously developed by SK Telecom.
Together with albert AI, the ‘B tv ZEM Kids Homeschooling Pack’ is designed to make it easy and fun for anyone to enjoy coding using TV, such as helping children watch their favorite kids' channels or videos on B tv by entering a ZEM Kids card on albert AI.
This product was designed in consideration of the fact that coding has become mandatory as an elective course for elementary, middle and high schools since 2018, and early coding education is becoming important in the era of artificial intelligence.
In particular, albert AI is meaningful in that it allows children to learn at home as young children are reluctant to go to academies and learn coding face-to-face due to the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic.
“If children play with albert AI Home, their logical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and creativity acquired in the coding process will naturally improve,” an official from SK Broadband said.
For today’s generation of children who are familiar with video rather than books, SK Broadband has created a menu exclusively for albert AI Home on B tv and provides VOD and TV app services for coding education.
The albert AI Home TV includes diverse content such as numbers, multiplication tables, English words and coding missions.
In addition, there is a ‘self-coding mode’ where children can enjoy various path search coding games with only a coding card and a coding map without a B tv connection.
Moreover, enhanced services provided by Nugu are available, including encyclopedias, Korean-English dictionaries and word chain games, which are essential for children’s studies.
“Albert AI Home is meaningful in that even preschoolers who are not familiar with letters can easily learn coding using TV since it is differentiated from an existing difficult coding curriculum created at the level of adults,” said Lee Kang-hee, a manager at SK Broadband, adding “We will strive to provide various services for kids that are tailored to children’s levels from now on.”
BY HAJIN KIM (email@example.com)