Program decreases learning time by 50% and increases learning retention
by over 35%
MONTREAL, March 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Claude Frasson, a world-renowned
thought leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI), today announced the creation
of uMind, a company specializing in the delivery of a patented,
second-generation eLearning software.
A result of 10 years of research and development, uMind will deliver two
pioneering platforms that teach rather than simply deploy content. Harnessing
the power of Artificial Intelligence, uSim and uLearn estimate, control, and
anticipate learner behavior. They build and modify the learning path in
real-time and generate advanced pedagogical strategies according to the
learner's needs. They assist and guide the learner throughout the course and
provide him with relevant, adapted feedback in real-time.
uMind platforms dramatically increase learning, understanding, and
retention by dynamically adapting training to each learner's existing
knowledge base, skill-gaps, preferred cadence and learning style. Overall
learning time has been proven to decrease by an astonishing 50% while learning
and retention is improved by more than 35% as demonstrated by independent
"We have taken dynamic, adaptive learning to levels never experienced in
the past," said Claude Frasson. "Our primary objective is to build technology
that understands and responds to the human learning process rather than the
other way around."
Suited to a wide cross-section of applications, uMind platforms, which
seamlessly integrate state-of-the-art learning techniques, have excelled at
everything from critical training in the transportation, education, telecom
and public safety and security fields to just-in-time learning for
professionals in some of North America's top financial services firms.
"The mettle of our top-caliber research and design team was consistently
tested in the refinement of these market-leading technologies which combine
eLearning and Artificial Intelligence," affirmed Dr. Frasson. "Now each
additional innovation is limited only by our imagination."
Dr. Frasson is the founder of the Intelligent Tutoring System Conference
(ITS), a forum which attracts 500 top-level international researchers for the
exchange of cutting-edge ideas in the areas of Computer Science, Artificial
Intelligence, and Human learning. He is also an advisor to both the United
Nations and the World Bank, as well as a tenured professor at the University
of Montreal. Currently, Dr. Frasson heads the Heron Laboratory and the GRITI,
a group of 75 multidisciplinary researchers across seven North American
universities whose ultimate goal is to understand how the brain produces,
stores and retrieves knowledge.
Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science and engineering,
which has traditionally dealt with intelligent behavior, learning and
adaptation in machines in order to provide automated solutions to real-life
challenges. This generally involves borrowing characteristics from human
intelligence, and applying them as algorithms in a computer-friendly way.
Whereas first-generation Artificial Intelligence learning systems focused on
emulating human behavior-perceive, reason, make decisions and act-to perform a
task, uMind's second-generation iLearning systems far surpass simple mimic.
For further information:
For further information: Orly Benchetrit, uMind, (514) 393-0880,