Tencent plans to train 10,000 artificial intelligence teachers

Tang Daosheng, senior executive vice president of Tencent, announced that Tencent Education will launch a “Photosynthesis Project 2.0” which will:

  • Train 10,000 artificial intelligence teachers
  • Develop 1,000 applications for digital education
  • Create 100 professional vocational courses

The project will be in partnership with universities, educational institutions, and other partners with the aim of promoting the development of smart teaching.

Tang made the announcement earlier today (April 20) at the second MEET Educational Technology Innovation Summit in Beijing. As China’s digital society expands, he said that Tencent Education has maintained its role as a “digital assistant” in the education industry. The subsidiary of tech giant Tencent has established over 100,000 benchmark colleges and universities across the country; provided help for more than 300,000 educational institutions; and served more than 400 million users.

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