New York, NY and Armonk, NY -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces “Sesame Street,” and IBM have announced a collaboration to help advance preschool education around the world.
As part of a three-year agreement, Sesame Workshop and IBM will collaborate to develop educational platforms and products that will be designed to adapt to the learning preferences and aptitude levels of individual preschoolers.
The alliance will draw from Sesame Workshop’s deep educational con-tent expertise garnered from over 45 years of research and more than 1,000 studies on how young children learn best. This expertise will combine with Watson’s natural language processing, pattern recognition and other cognitive computing technologies to create highly personalized learning experienc-es intended to complement the roles that parents and teachers play in early development. Watson will continuously hone and improve educational activities by studying and adapting to the aggregate experiences of anonymized groups of students.