AI Tutors Start Changing How Kids Study in the U.S.

IBL News | New York

AI tutors are quietly changing how kids study in the U.S.

According to data from in May, five of the top 20 education apps in the U.S. Apple Store are AI agents that help students with their school assignments and can remember students’ learning habits.

These AI tutors, who help with everything from writing history papers to solving physics problems, are mostly constrained to text-based interactions.

However, soon they will be able to speak to students, optimizing each student’s learning style, whether that means a more empathetic, humorous, or creative style.

In May 2024, OpenAI’s GPT-4o demonstrated an AI assistant that can generate voice responses in various emotive styles.

Interestingly, the three most popular AI helpers in the U.S. are Chinese-owned (although published by Singaporean entities): Question AI, with six million downloads, TikTok’s Gauth, and Answer AI.