Scaler (by InterviewBit), India’s leading tech education company that upskills working professionals and educates aspiring engineering students, has recently launched its GPT-4 powered AI teaching assistant for learners. By integrating ChatGPT functionalities into the Scaler Academy program, the tech upskilling ‘soonicorn’ aims to reduce the doubt resolution turnaround time of the learners, enhancing their learning outcomes.
According to the company, the latest innovation will enable comprehensive support for learners round-the-clock, enabling students to learn at their own pace. With the introduction of this solution, Scaler intends to address three potential pain points, namely, understanding problems, identifying optimal problem-solving approaches, and code debugging, thereby ensuring that learners receive immediate assistance at any time of the day. The statement added when learners share their pain points with the teaching assistant; the GPT-powered feature offers them appropriate responses to assist with their queries. To maintain integrity, safeguards are in place to prevent the teaching assistant from revealing actual solutions. Instead, it presents prompts that aid learners in understanding the problem better and encourages independent problem-solving.
Commenting on the latest development, Co-founder of Scaler & InterviewBit, Abhimanyu Saxena, said:
While being mindful and empathetic towards the busy schedules of working professionals who undertake tech upskilling courses, providing them with an outcome-driven and high-quality learning experience at every stage of their journey is crucial.
Previously, our Scaler learners relied solely on teaching assistants available for 15 hours a day to address their doubts. However, with the launch of our GPT-4 powered AI teaching assistant and the THR feature, learners can now have their doubts and queries addressed instantly. These new features greatly boost productivity for our learners, aiding them with all the means necessary to work their way around complex concepts and problem-solving challenges. By leveraging the power of AI and ML, Scaler is reshaping the landscape of tech education, empowering learners to achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.
In addition to this, Scaler has also introduced a ‘Text Help Request’ (THR) feature that enhances the learner experience by providing immediate and high-quality doubt resolution. Leveraging advanced machine learning algorithms such as BERT and Distilled BERT, the THR feature ensures accurate and contextually relevant guidance. Scaler’s system delivers the most appropriate THR recommendations based on learners’ queries by utilising BERT for text similarity matching and computing text embeddings. Parameters such as Help Request and Teaching Assistant ratings, recency of resolved HRs, and a weighted scoring system contribute to the accuracy and quality of the recommendations. Within a week of its implementation, Scaler is already seeing a 30% better resolution of help requests raised by learners on average, an all-time low.
Since the pilot launch a month ago, 6000 learners from its Scaler Academy program have been provided access to the AI Teaching Assistant, with the feature already significantly impacting learners’ experiences. With over 33% more learners utilising the tool to solve problems independently without the intervention of a teaching assistant, the platform has witnessed a significant uptick in learner satisfaction. Scaler is eyeing to make the AI Assistant and the Text Help Request features accessible to all their 35,000 learners in the Scaler ecosystem over the next three months.
Founded by IIIT Hyderabad alums Anshuman Singh and Abhimanyu Saxena, Scaler aims to effectively enhance the skills of tech professionals with an industry-vetted approach. Its industry-vetted curriculum provides solutions to real-world challenges addressing the changing dynamics of the technology industry through two flagship programmes: Scaler Academy and Scaler DSML. The startup believes in creating real-life impact by focusing on ‘impact-driven’ tech talent.
To further redefine tech education, Scaler has launched Scaler Neovarsity – an online university that offers an outcome-focused Master’s Programme accredited with ECTS and Scaler School of Technology – a 4-year residential UG program in Computer Science. Within a year of starting its operations, the firm has successfully upskilled 4000+ graduates by assisting them to land their dream jobs in leading tech companies. The startup has built a reputation for tech excellence with outcomes comparable to leading national and international educational institutions.