Parla

AI-powered English teacher

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#3 Product of the DaySeptember 08, 2017

Parla is an Artificial Intelligence-powered English teacher.

Parla, just like a human tutor, tells user what to learn next, corrects his mistakes and defines, when user has learned the new word or grammar rule.

We believe that AI will replace human teachers and change the way people learn, making education more effective and affordable to everyone.

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  • Pros: 

    Amazing idea!

    Cons: 

    I'm waiting for more languages.

    I was waiting for an application that can give recommendations and will not interfere with teaching myself, this is real way for me to improve language skill. Can't waited for new exercises!

  • Pros: 

    When learn "to ride", it proposes "go, walk, run, ski". Don't know what algorithm it uses, but it seems really cool!

    Cons: 

    Can learn only english :(

    Grammar trainings are truly difficult: I got stuck with the word order and correct form of verb several times. Made a stupid mistake like "I chosen to go to school" and even didnt understand what was wrong for a couple of minutes

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Spasskiy AlexMaker@aspasskiy · Parla.ai // P H ø B ø S
We decided to develop Parla because many people in the world still can’t afford hiring an English teacher or attending English courses as it’s rather expensive. There are many English learning apps, but most of them have a standard programme for training words and grammar. We believe that AI will change the way people learn, and will make education affordable to everyone and more effective. We started with English, but our plan is to "digitalize" all languages and all fields of education (like mathematics, physics etc). In Parla we used the following technology: * Parla’s algorithms analyse user’s data, mistakes, speed of learning - and basing on this data she builds up personal learning programme and tells user what to learn next. * Parla’s algorithm automatically defines when user has learned the new word or grammar rule, analysing the frequency of repeats an amount of mistakes, and builds the curve of forgetting for each word or rule. * Also we use Google’s Tensor Flow to entangle answer options. For example, for word «snow» answer options will be flow, blow, glow, rain, thunder, ice, storm. * Parla has algorithm, that analyses, in which skills user makes mistakes more often (reading, pronunciation, writing, translation or listening) and gives more exercises on the skill user makes more mistakes in. * Parla has her own emotions like a real teacher. If a student misses lessons or makes many mistakes - she can be angry and scold him. If student succeeds - she is happy. At the moment she has 5 moods. Sometimes she even says funny jokes. First version of Parla will be able to teach English to Spanish and Russian native speakers in 24 countries. She also will have an English-English version (to see how it works). We invite you to get «Early access» to Parla at our website: http://getparla.com Android users will get access code and link to app after filling up the form on the website. iOs users will get early access in 1-2 months. Please, remember, it’s a beta version, so if you find any bugs, please, share them with us at contact[at]parla.com so we can fix them. Thanks for your interest and support!
Smita Srivastava@smita_srivastava · In love with all things Yoga :)
@aspasskiy Awesome thinking, so usually how long does Parla take to imbibe all the user behaviour of a person and become a perfect teacher? And can the learnings of one person be replicated for someone else?
Spasskiy AlexMaker@aspasskiy · Parla.ai // P H ø B ø S
@smita_srivastava Our team believes that AI will change the way people learn, replace human tutors and make education affordable to everyone and more effective. We started with English, but our plan is to "digitalize" all languages and all fields of education (like mathematics, physics etc).
Srikanth Noah@srikanth_noah · Growth Hacker
+1, fantastic idea, May be you read my mind? I'm searching for this kind of app since months :) Can't wait to see it live, I'm sold!
Spasskiy AlexMaker@aspasskiy · Parla.ai // P H ø B ø S
@srikanth_noah Thank you! We've just made the first step, but we have ambitious plans to make our AI better than human teacher.
Smita Srivastava@smita_srivastava · In love with all things Yoga :)
Amazing! the day might be far when AI will take over human teachers, but, this surely is paving the towards it.
Spasskiy AlexMaker@aspasskiy · Parla.ai // P H ø B ø S
@smita_srivastava At the moment AI can't replace a human teacher for 100%. We need 1 or 2 years of development and technologies improvement to reach this goal. But our AI specialists are convinced that AI will be able to teach English better than a human tutor because of the following: 1. AI will build a learning program based on data analysis of each student (level of knowledge, speed of learning, common mistakes). Standardized programs will become the past as well as a subjective attitude of teacher towards student. 2. It is hard to find a teacher who would know very well all highly specialized topics, whereas a body of AI’s knowledge is unlimited, which means it can teach English for any professional purpose. 2. A predictive model, analysis of mistakes and personal learning curve will make the process of learning much faster and effective. One won’t need years to learn English.
Rinat Maksutov@seigolonhcet · Developer, Technology Enthusiast
Great idea! Would love to test it and post a review!
Spasskiy AlexMaker@aspasskiy · Parla.ai // P H ø B ø S
@ytilibom You can get early access by simply entering your email here: http://getparla.com. After receiving your message we will send you your personal early access code.
Rinat Maksutov@seigolonhcet · Developer, Technology Enthusiast
@aspasskiy did it a few hours ago, and still haven't received it :)
Yulia Ivanova@yul_ivanova · Marketing and Advertising
Congratulations! Still haven't got my code! When will you send it?)
Spasskiy AlexMaker@aspasskiy · Parla.ai // P H ø B ø S
@yuliaiv60780643 We'll send codes in a couple of hours!
Yulia Ivanova@yul_ivanova · Marketing and Advertising
@aspasskiy I'm looking forward )
Spasskiy AlexMaker@aspasskiy · Parla.ai // P H ø B ø S
@yuliaiv60780643 No problem - always love to answer quality questions :)