Japanese education firms integrate generative AI in products

A Japanese education provider is preparing to roll out a service using generative artificial intelligence. The technology will provide answers to questions from students.

Benesse says the product will be launched late next month. It is for elementary and junior-high school students taking the company's correspondence courses.

The AI will use animation and other means to give them advice, after they ask it about learning methods or the content of the program's subjects.

Narushima Yumi, Managing Executive Officer of Benesse, says, "AI answers questions any time, so I want children to ask their questions freely and casually."

Other education companies are integrating AI into their products.

Cram-school chain operator Nagase Brothers will introduce generative AI to correct English compositions from students. The rollout is scheduled for April.