Happiness for Kids through AI
The happiness index for Korean teenagers was the lowest among the 23 OECD member states for the third consecutive year, according to a survey released on Wednesday by two civilian institutes. The “subjective well-being index” for Korean students between the ages of 10 and 18 was 65.98, far lower than the OECD average of 100, the survey showed. The index for Spanish teenagers was the highest with 113.6 points. The Bang Jeong-hwan Foundation and the Institute for Social Development Studies at Yonsei University jointly conducted the survey — titled the “2011 well-being index for Korean children and adolescents, and its international comparison” — on 6,410 teenagers between March and April. (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network, Seoul, May 4, 2011)
AIBrain, Inc. based in Palo Alto, California, a sister company of Young Leadership Future Foundation, has been building an AI solution to help children to improve their social and emotional learning skills.SMILE is the Social Mind for Intelligently Learning Emotions, a neuroscientifically-verified Artificial Intelligence training system for kids. It talks, listens, learns and plans, resulting in increased motivation, resilience, self-esteem and grades! SMILE uses conversational Artificial Intelligence to exercise Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills in children and young adults. A lot of things are changing. School gets tougher. Personalities evolve. Sometimes it is even hard to focus, and our emotions get the best of us.
Children exercise their social skills in 5 Social and Emotional Learning areas: Self-Awareness of one’s own beliefs and goals, Self-Management of emotions, Social Awareness of the goals and feelings of others, Relationship Skills, including cooperation and communication, and Responsible Decision Making.
We hope our emotional AI will be a solution to help significantly improve children’s happiness.