Patent-pending speech and language technologies create realistic AI-based simulations in which learners practice communicating with AI avatars.
The United States is facing a growing skills gap that threatens long-term economic prosperity. According to an analysis by LinkedIn, communication skills are the #1 skill gap among American workers overall. An SHRM study of large companies revealed an average loss per company of $62.4 million per year due to inadequate communication to and between employees. Communication skills are essential for people working in sales, customer service, and human resources. Communication is also a core leadership skill, regardless of role in the organization. It is critical for professional women and everyone else seeking to advance into leadership positions.
In Alelo’s most recent course Enskill Effective & Persuasive Communication, learners practice conversations with AI avatars representing managers and co-workers in simulated work settings. The course draws on communication techniques taught in business schools. Learners practice presenting structured arguments. For example, they present their vision, explain their strategy, and then propose next steps. Using AI technology, the Enskill EPC course automatically detects elements of an argument and coaches how to bring them together in a well-structured way.
Communicating effectively includes using persuasive language: to explain ideas clearly, declaratively, with evidence. The AI technology in the Enskill EPC course evaluates the language the learner uses to ensure they communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively.
At the conclusion of each exercise, learners get feedback on their use of structured arguments and persuasive language, and are scored on their progress toward mastery. They also receive personalized instruction in the areas where they need to improve, which promotes rapid skill development and behavior change.
The patent-pending artificial intelligence (AI) models embedded in the Alelo Enskill platform train communication skills in new ways. Speech and language technologies create realistic AI-based simulations in which learners practice communicating with AI avatars. AI algorithms automatically assess communication skills and provide feedback and personalized training. Learning is quick and effective, and at a fraction of the cost of conventional coaching and classroom training.
Alelo Chief Revenue Officer Karen Chiang notes, “Alelo’s AI is an aide intelligente for teachers as well as learners. Instructors using Enskill report that their students have more self-confidence and come to class better prepared and ready to engage.”
Alelo CEO Lewis Johnson commented, “Alelo started developing AI simulations to help military members quickly learn foreign languages and cultures before deploying overseas. The communication skills learned have helped reduce conflicts and even save lives. Alelo’s AI-driven learning is now available to everyone looking to improve communication challenges they face in the workplace every day.”