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AI-powered education is something we owe the next generation.

Alongside healthcare, I can’t think of another field more in need of reinvention.

Some teachers and schools have come out saying that using generative AI tools is a form of cheating, and others have banned them altogether. 


But as Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque notes: 


“Education isn’t about competition. We made it a competition. It’s about actuation.”


In today’s blog, I want to present an alternative vision of education powered by AI, where the learning process is both more personalized and more effective.

Let’s dive in…


NOTE: I'll be discussing the impacts of AI on education and other industries with top AI leaders including Ray Kurzweil, Eric Schmidt, and Mustafa Suleyman at next month's Abundance Summit. Applications close and we go to Waitlist Only on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Learn more and apply here.


Revolutionizing How We Learn

Imagine a future where every student has their own personalized AI that is customized for them and looks out for them.


Are you a visual learner? Do you learn best through listening? Are you dyslexic?


Imagine an AI that is using an iPad’s forward-looking camera to study a student’s facial expressions as a lesson is being delivered. If the student looks confused or bored, the AI can change tack, adjusting the lesson accordingly from a different point of view, or at a different level of complexity.


Imagine a future where a teacher’s AI copilot adapts to each student’s learning style and pace, offering personalized education, incorporating a student’s favorite sports stars or movie stars into the curriculum. It can track a given student’s progress, identify trouble areas, and optimize on the fly.


Beyond AI alone, the combination of AI and VR together promises to make learning “experiential” and “immersive,” delivering lessons that are literally unforgettable and hyper-personalized.


I remember as a child going to Greek School to learn about my heritage, and then at MIT taking a course on ancient cultures covering Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Whatever way you cut it, reading historical textbooks about philosophy is difficult at best.


Imagine instead, entering an interactive VR world set in ancient Greece, surrounded by a vibrant Agora, encircled by bustling crowds, lively debates, and the grand architecture of a flourishing city-state at the pinnacle of its cultural and intellectual achievements.


As you traverse the cobblestone pathways, an arresting figure captures your attention. Seated on a marble plinth, an elderly man exudes an air of wisdom. His physique is draped in the unadorned elegance of a white toga, a white beard frames his gaze. With a graceful rise, he beckons you forward and extends his hand. "Greetings, traveler," he proclaims with a genial smile, "I am Socrates, your guide here in Athens in the year 395 BCE. May I show you around and answer your questions?"


Embracing his invitation, you find yourself wandering alongside the philosopher, meandering through the vibrant streets of Athens. As you walk, Socrates, with a storyteller's flair, illustrates the daily routines of Athenian life, while recounting local politics and recent history. He guides you towards the Acropolis that rises like a crown above the city and introduces you to his many friends and pupils as you walk.


The generative AI imagery and experience are so immersive, so compelling that you forget you’re in VR, it feels more like a real-life experience. Perhaps most important, everything this AI version of Socrates says and does is driven by a fully validated large language model (LLM) built upon the consensus of all historians on the topic.


In this fashion, AI in partnership with VR will allow us to experience the greatest moments in human history ranging from the signing of the Declaration of Independence alongside Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, to walking on the surface of the Moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.



Sultana’s Story

When I think about digitizing, dematerializing, demonetizing, and democratizing education, one of the most impactful stories I’ve ever heard was told to me by Sal Khan, Founder and CEO of Khan Academy, at my Abundance Summit.


Sometimes a single individual’s story can best exemplify the power of a new technology to transform a field. This is one such story about a young girl in Afghanistan named Sultana who used Khan Academy to educate herself and change the course of her life. 


Sultana grew up in Afghanistan, and when the Taliban took over her town, they forbade all the young girls from going to school. 


Khan Academy became her lifeline. 


She studied everything from elementary school math to algebra and trigonometry, eventually moving on to physics, chemistry, and other subjects.


Without access to school or teachers, she used Khan Academy’s free online lessons and courses, all from the safety of her home.


Here’s how Sultana later described the experience in a 2021 article in The Economist: 


“Armed with an iPad, the internet and a free education website called Khan Academy, I taught myself English. And philosophy. And math. And science. And history. I wanted to understand the world in every way possible, and my place in it. Solving math problems gave structure to the uncertain world I was living in, even if just in my head. I felt liberated when I first learned to make a graph of a linear equation. On the page, drawing a two-dimensional coordinate plane and graphing an equation, the world was in my control.”


Sultana then decided that she wanted to be a theoretical physicist in the US. So, she smuggled herself into Pakistan to take the SAT because the test wasn’t offered in Afghanistan… and she PASSED! 


Soon after, she was admitted to Arizona State University, graduating with honors!


Where’s Sultana now? 


She’s currently a member of the research faculty at Tufts University studying quantum computing.


Since Sultana’s success, the Khan Academy has super-charged their platform using generative AI powered by GPT-4 from OpenAI. Their new product is called Khanmigo, an AI-powered teaching assistant, that can amplify our power to educate and ultimately help humanity enable many more Sultanas in our future.


Announced in March 2023, Khanmigo adopts an AI-powered Socratic, narrative-driven approach to engage students. It promises to make learning easier and more efficient, functioning as a personal tutor that engages students interactively, assisting with meaningful exercises, diagnosing mistakes and encouraging understanding over memorization.


The AI tutor is designed to understand students' reasoning, a departure from traditional methods focused on rote answers. It also contextualizes learning to students’ interests, asking probing questions to reveal the practical applications of academic concepts. Khanmigo's integration into the educational process is showcased through interactive features such as reading comprehension aids, AI memory for ongoing interactions, and narrative progress reports. Future updates will soon include voice interaction and multi-user activities.


Khanmigo is not a replacement for human teachers. Instead, it serves as a copilot, supporting educators, allowing them to focus on fostering critical human skills such as judgment and creativity. It also provides recorded AI conversations for review, while supporting grading, lesson planning, and providing personalized guidance, aiming to reduce teacher workload.


Why This Matters

Given how fast everything is changing, we need to keep the world from revolting at the rate of disruption.

This means giving people access to high-quality education and helping them believe that they have a future that is compelling and abundant.

AI allows us to create the world’s most immersive and compelling education for you and your child—independent of where you live and how wealthy you are.


Over the next few blogs in this Age of Abundance series, we’ll explore the rise and arrival of humanoid robots and avatars.


How do you keep up with exponential change?

We will experience more change this coming decade than we have in the entire past century.

Converging exponential technologies like AI, Robotics, AR/VR, Quantum, and Biotech are disrupting and reinventing every industry and business model.

How do you surf this tsunami of change, survive, and thrive?

The answer lies in your access to Knowledge and Community.

Knowledge about the breakthroughs expected over the next two to three years.

This Knowledge comes from an incredible Faculty curated by Peter  H. Diamandis, MD at his private leadership Summit called the Abundance Summit. Every year, Peter gathers Faculty who are industry disruptors and changemakers.

Our Faculty this year includes dozens more leaders of this caliber – each bringing our members critically important Knowledge about the future. 

But even more important than Knowledge is Community.

A Community that understands your challenges and inspires you to pursue your Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) and Moonshot(s).

Community is core to Abundance360. Our members are hand-selected and carefully cultivated—fellow entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, and CEOs running businesses valued from $10M to $10B.

Abundance360 members believe that “The day before something is truly a breakthrough it’s a crazy idea.” They also believe that “We are living during the most extraordinary time ever in human history!”

Having the right Knowledge and Community can be the difference between thriving in your business—or getting disrupted and crushed by the tsunami of change.

This is the essence of Abundance360: Singularity University’s highest-level leadership program that includes an annual 4-day Summit, hands-on quarterly Workshops, regular Masterminds, curated member matching, and a vibrant close-knit Community with an uncompromising Mission.

“We’re here to shape your mindset, fuel your ambitions with cutting-edge technologies, accelerate your wealth, and amplify your global impact.”

If you are ready, you can use the link below to apply to become a member of Abundance360 and attend this year's Abundance Summit.

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