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공교육 영어 수업 최초 영어·한국어 동시 발화 가능한 AI 영어 교사 적용 사례

AI 서비스 전문 기업 이스트소프트(대표 정상원)는 외국어 교육 전문기업 YBM(대표 허문호)과 함께 영어·한국어 동시 발화가 가능한 ‘AI 영어 교사’로 영어 발음학습 인강을 제작해 11월부터 전국 초등학교에 제공한다고 31일 밝혔다.

양사가 개발한 AI 영어 교사는 남녀 한 쌍으로 이름은 ‘제임스’와 ‘미셸’이다. 실존하지 않는 인물을 새롭게 생성해 내는 이스트소프트의 AI 페르소나 기술을 활용해 제작했다. 무엇보다, 이스트소프트가 독자적으로 개발한 바이링구얼(이중언어) 발화 기술이 탑재되어 제임스와 미셸 모두 영어와 한국어를 원어민 수준으로 발화할 수 있다.

양사는 공교육 영어 수업에 AI 휴먼을 최초로 적용한 이번 시도가 초등학생들이 기초적인 영어 발음을 정확히 익히는 데 큰 도움이 될 것으로 기대한다. 지금의 초등학생은 어려서부터 기술 발전을 체험하며 자라 온 소위 ‘알파세대’이기 때문에, AI 휴먼 기술이 더 큰 흥미와 몰입감을 끌어낼 수 있다는 것이다.

영어 파닉스(발음 중심 어학 교수법) 전문가가 기획한 이번 인강은 YBM의 교사 자료 지원 사이트인 ‘Y클라우드’를 통해 제공된다. 인증을 거친 교사라면 누구나 수업에 활용할 수 있다.

이스트소프트 정상원 대표는 “자사의 AI 기술로 선생님과 학생들에게 더 나은 교육 방법을 제시하게 되어 매우 기쁘다”라며 “AI 휴먼이 사회적으로 가치 있는 일에 활용될 수 있도록 더 깊이 고민하며 서비스를 확장해 나가겠다”라고 말했다.

한편, 양사는 지난 1월 한국어 영어 동시 발화가 가능한 AI 토익스피킹 강사를 선보이는 등 교육산업 내 AI 휴먼 도입을 위한 협업을 활발히 이어오고 있다.

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WE WORK WITH AI

We believe that AI makes the world more convenient and safer

1.

Senior care with AI

AI senior care service that takes responsibility for seniors' Fun and cognitive enhancement with AI human technology

2.

Education with AI

Expansion of educational businesses in various fields, such as the establishment of celebrity lecture video courses, production of TOEIC speaking educational content, and AI content as a fitness training instructor

3.

Content with AI

Implementing 'moving pictures' with EST AI technology, 'face transformation, makeup application, and clothing creation' through deep learning
Creating and utilizing various AI human content such as new employee analysts, announcers, etc.

4.

API business with AI

We provide data and solutions utilizing AI through APIs to enable companies to focus on their intrinsic customer value.

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Software with AI

Background removal technology applied in ALSee Capture, like the smooth design of ESTsoft AI technology and ALTools products,
provides the utility environment that users want.

WE WORK WITH AI

We believe that AI makes

the world more convenient

and safer

1.

Senior care with AI

AI senior care service that takes responsibility for seniors' Fun and cognitive enhancement with AI human technology

2.

Education with AI

Celebrity instructor video lecture creation, TOEIC speaking education content production, as a fitness training instructor
Expansion of educational businesses in various fields such as AI content

3.

Content with AI

Implementing 'moving pictures' with EST AI technology, 'face transformation, makeup application, and clothing creation' through deep learning
Creating and utilizing various AI human content such as new employee analysts, announcers, etc.

4.

API business with AI

We provide data and solutions utilizing AI through APIs to enable companies to focus on their inherent customer value.

5.

Software with AI

Background removal technology applied in ALSee Capture, like the smooth design of ESTsoft AI technology and ALTools products,
provides the utility environment that users want.

WE WORK WITH AI

We believe that AI makes the world more convenient and safer

1.
Senior care with AI

AI senior care service that takes responsibility for seniors' Fun and cognitive enhancement with AI human technology

2.
Education with AI

Celebrity instructor video lecture creation, TOEIC speaking education content production, as a fitness training instructor
Expansion of educational businesses in various fields such as AI content

3.
Content with AI

Implementing 'moving pictures' by applying EST AI technology, producing various AI human contents such as 'face transformation, makeup application, and clothing creation' for new employees including analysts and announcers, and utilizing them

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API business with AI

Companies can focus on their inherent customer value by providing data and solutions using AI
as an API.

5.
Software with AI

Background removal technology applied in ALSee Capture, like the smooth design of ESTsoft AI technology and ALTools products,
provides the utility environment that users want.

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Business Registration Number 229-81-03214 Mail-Order Business Notification Number 2011-Seoul Seocho-1962

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LET'S Connect

CEO: Sangwon Jung

Business Registration Number 229-81-03214 Mail-Order Business Notification Number 2011-Seoul Seocho-1962

EST Building, 3 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Postal Code)06711

Family Site

LET'S Connect

CEO: Sangwon Jung

Business Registration Number 229-81-03214 Mail-Order Business Notification Number 2011-Seoul Seocho-1962

EST Building, 3 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Postal Code)06711

Family Site

LET'S Connect

CEO: Sangwon Jung

Business Registration Number 229-81-03214 Mail-Order Business Notification Number 2011-Seoul Seocho-1962

EST Building, 3 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Postal Code)06711

Family Site