BYJU’S has launched BYJU’S WIZ, a suite of three AI transformer models – BADRI, MathGPT, and TeacherGPT
While BADRI uses advanced transformer technology similar to language learning models (LLMs) like ChatGPT, MathGPT is trained solely on mathematical problem-solving
BYJU’S TeacherGPT is built as an AI-driven assistant that works with a unique ‘point teach and bottom-out’ approach, which ensures that students are gently guided towards the correct answer
Edtech major BYJU’S on Wednesday (June 7) announced the launch of BYJU’S WIZ, a suite of three artificial intelligence (AI) transformer models — BADRI, MathGPT, and TeacherGPT.
The new AI suite will help reshape learning, providing students with personalised and effective learning experiences, the edtech unicorn said in a statement.
At Inc42’s The Makers Summit 2023 in March, BYJU’S cofounder Divya Gokulnath spoke about BYJU’S initiative in deploying innovation, particularly in the domain of AI. She also talked about BYJU’S Attentive DateVec Rasch Implementation (BADRI), which analyses the interactions of students with the platform.
In its latest statement, the startup said that BADRI is an advanced predictive AI model, which has been developed in-house to support billions of daily student interactions and uses advanced transformer technology similar to language learning models (LLMs) like ChatGPT.
It implements personalised ‘forgetting curves’ to pinpoint each student’s strengths and weaknesses.
On the other hand, BYJU’S other AI model, MathGPT, employs advanced machine learning algorithms to provide highly accurate solutions for complex math challenges, including trigonometric proofs, claimed the company. MathGPT is trained solely on mathematical problem-solving and addresses the limitations of generalised language learning models.
BYJU’S TeacherGPT is built as an AI-driven assistant that works with a unique ‘point teach and bottom-out’ approach, which ensures that students are gently guided towards the correct answer, promoting independent problem-solving skills, the startup said.
“We believe BYJU’S WIZ will usher in a new era of personalised learning, taking a significant leap forward in the way we educate our future generations. Its launch is a definitive event in our constant endeavour to teach students not just ‘what to learn’ but also ‘how to learn’,” said Dev Roy, chief innovation and learning officer at BYJU’S.
BYJU’S also claimed that its AI team has built the suite to provide hyper-personalised learning safely and reliably. The AI suite has a nearly 90% accuracy rate, BYJU’S claimed.
Meanwhile, the trouble for BYJU’S seems to be neverending. Due to a funding crunch and widening losses, the edtech unicorn fired 2,500 employees in 2022 as a cost control measure. Now, it is also under investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
In May, BYJU’S reportedly raised $250 Mn in debt from the US-based alternative investment firm Davidson Kempner and was looking to raise another $700 Mn. Meanwhile, BYJU’S creditors for its $1.2 Bn term loan B (TLB) securities recently pulled out of the negotiations with the startup to restructure its loan.
In the latest development, BYJU’S has filed complaints against its lenders for demanding immediate payment of the entire loan amount.