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AI is Refining VR-based Learning

With technology progressions, newer opportunities to apply simulation-based learning have emerged across several industries. Research proves that VR (Virtual Reality) simulations can be designed to deliver powerful learning experiences that show significant changes in employee cognition and performance.

Artificial intelligence is now being applied to adapt and control VR by providing more compelling and tailored experiences, as well as driving feedback and analytics that offer greater insights into learning and behavior. For example, instead of other participants appearing as avatars, AI-driven agents can appear as characters in a simulation. Partakers can also interact one-on-one with video-based recordings of actors, where the animation or branching is driven by AI.

The potent blend of VR with AI provides experiential learning for essential skills development in the workplace. With support from qualified professionals who facilitate the exchanges between learners and avatar-based characters, these VR simulations achieve the practicality needed to deliver measurable, high-impact results. These simulations have demonstrated impact in areas such as leadership development, sales enablement, customer service, and diversity and inclusion, across industries.

Developing an organization’s people skills using AI-enhanced VR experiences is possible today and creates a workable alternative to traditional approaches of skills training, with significant advantages. Moving beyond the usual training with keyboard or mouse, VR and AI-supported input methods like speech, gaze and 3D gesture recognition enable practicing interpersonal behaviors, without the actual need to meet in person. Fully-immersive simulations and experiential exercises extend opportunities for distraction-free individual practice sessions, resulting in greater learning retention.

Key reasons why AI-fueled VR is believed to be the future of learning and development are that they encourage active learning, personalize experiences, widens the scope of experimentation and empowers trainers and learners with limitless possibilities.

With the number of VR and AR users projected to surpass 1 billion by 2020, AR and VR technologies have gone mainstream, exiting the experimental stage. Organizations across the world are increasingly adopting this AI-powered technology into the workplace.

  • Posted Date: 04-MAR-2020