Living is learning

Problem:

Humans' evolutionary success is linked to their extraordinary ability to learn. Culture itself can be defined as behaviors that are not innate, but transmitted through social learning. Yet nowadays learning is too often perceived as a burden.

Insight:

Meaningful learning can be as exhilarating as playing.

Solution:

MAGMA Learning's mission is to revitalize human learning by leveraging the power of machine learning.

Principles of learning

Problem:

Despite its fundamental role for human evolution, the process of learning remains poorly understood.

Insight:

Understanding learning requires data and theory.

Solution:

MAGMA Learning will grow into a global research laboratory fueled by a virtuous circle of collection and analysis of learning data. The goal is to derive the principles of learning, at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, physics, mathematics, and artificial intelligence.

Personalized learning

Problem:

Each learner has personal needs but education is usually uniformized.

Insight:

AI tutors can personalize learning much more completely than human teachers.

Solution:

Machine learning will generate personalized content within the zone of proximal development of each learner, and improve retention by timing reviews (spaced repetition).

Knowledge visualization

Problem:

It's hard to be aware of the extent of one's own knowledge, but this is the key to efficient learning.

Insight:

Knowledge can be visualized.

Solution:

MAGMA Learning's Learnet is a network that represents the learner's knowledge. It is generated by machine learning in order to mirror the way knowledge is organized in the human mind.

Sourcing learning content

Problem:

Every learner's dilemma is selecting adequate learning resources.

Insight:

A personal AI tutor is in the best position to make this selection.

Solution:

Based on a personal Learnet, optimal learning content can be proposed, with the right focus and level (extracted from Wikipedia, lecture notes, books, scientific articles, videos, etc.).

Collaborative learning

Problem:

Learning can sometimes be isolating, specially at an advanced level.

Insight:

Social networks can connect like-minded learners.

Solution:

MAGMA Learning's online platform will encourage learners with complementary interests to collaborate and learn from each other.

The rise of AI

Problem:

As AI continues to improve, machines will take millions of jobs in all industries. Failing to re-empower the displaced workforce may result in social unrest.

Insight:

This is an opportunity for humans to develop their creativity.

Solution:

AI tutors will help humans excel at tasks in which they are bound to outperform machines.

Superintelligence

Problem:

An AI agent could in principle enter an explosive reaction of self-improvement cycles and become infinitely powerful (singularity).

Insight:

Humans too can self-improve.

Solution:

Tying up the evolution of machine intelligence to the evolution of human intelligence via AI tutors implies that they will approach the singularity together.

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