AI-Powered Rapid Skilling: An untapped market with vast potential
AI is often used in human resources for administrative tasks like serving up relevant training courses, or streamlining work processes for hiring. However online training itself has not substantially changed, leaving a largely untapped market opportunity.
Generative AI creates a new opportunity in employee skilling
Generative AI can be used to create radically new kinds of learning content, such as Alelo’s role-play simulations with artificially intelligent avatars. Such training is much more interactive, personalized and open-ended than conventional online training such as videos and multiple-choice exercises. Typical chatbot applications also fall short because they are not designed specifically for learning. They may answer questions, but they do not encourage trainees to practice and think on their own. To revolutionize training, AI solutions must be built on sound pedagogy with a focus on learning outcomes.
Our Vision: An authoring platform for GenAI avatar simulations
Currently, Alelo technology is offered through off-the-shelf training content or custom training solutions. The current investment round will enable us to create an authoring platform that lets organizations create their own GenAI avatar simulations to meet their own training needs. And your investment can help bring it to market. See a 2-minute clip of a trainee practicing soft skills with an avatar powered by generative AI:
A massive edge over traditional training
Role-play with avatars helps trainees to learn interpersonal and critical thinking skills for sales, customer service, patient-centered care, crisis management, DEI, and so much more. Instead of just learning product or technical skills, AI-powered avatar simulations let learners apply those skills and combine them with communication, empathy, listening, problem-solving, and decision making. These essential skills are needed for almost every role in an organization.
AI solutions developed specifically for learning
At Alelo, we’re both learning and technology experts with a footprint in 25 countries and 100 cultures. Our solutions start with learning science, and use AI to deliver more effective employee training. At the helm of our company, you’ll find learning engineers, learning practitioners, and AI experts with decades of experience and a proven track record in AI innovation for learning.
Up to 10X faster training
In the Future of Work Grand Challenge Alelo was selected from 1,200 companies in 26 countries to train employees in half the time of conventional training. You can read the case study in this peer-reviewed journal. Sound pedagogical approaches with the right AI tools have the potential to train employees up to 10X faster.
Personalized learning at scale
Trainees are assessed and taught at the same time in Alelo’s simulations. They role play with AI-driven avatars who find out what trainees know, and only teach what they don’t. Data is automatically collected. Administrators get individual and collective reports to manage the one or the many.
Research from the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve shows that an average learner forgets 70% of what they learned within 24 hours and 90% of what they learned in a week if they don’t make an effort to retain it. Alelo solutions use proven scientific strategies for retention.
New research shows practice is the #1 contributor to learner success. Trainees practice repeatedly with avatars in a private, non-judgemental setting.
Koedinger, et al, Human-Computer Interaction Institute. Carnegie Mellon Univ, 2023
Learning by doing achieves faster, higher levels of mastery and is six times more effective than learning by watching. Simulated authentic scenarios allow trainees to learn by doing.
Koedinger, Human-Computer Interaction Institute. Carnegie Mellon University
When teaching, learners work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately, and apply it more effectively. Avatars can assume the role of pupil so trainees can teach what they know.
Psychology Today, The Protégé Effect: Why teaching someone else is the best way to learn.
Problem solving within progressively harder avatar scenarios (or cases) allows learners to practice competencies repeatedly in different circumstances, building understanding and application of competencies.
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, University of Illinois
An answer for the skills gap
Nearly seven in 10 human resource professionals in the U.S. believe their organization has a skills gap according to Wiley’s 2023 Skills Gap Report. The majority of those companies say they try to upskill or reskill current employees to fill the gap. Alelo AI solutions rapidly skill employees, and teach them vital transferable soft skills.