August 22, 2019 – Singularity University (SU), a global learning and innovation community, has recently announced the availability of its two newest products:
- On-Demand Classes, affordable, bite sized, learning on topics such as security and hacking, artificial intelligence and human healing, and;
- Uncommon Learning, a personally adaptive virtual reality training system with integrated neuroadaptive features.
On-Demand Classes, a new series of online content, is made up of 2-3 hour classes developed by global experts in conjunction with SU around specific areas of expertise.
“The pace of change will never be slower than it is today, and humans will experience unprecedented changes in their lives in the next decade,” said Tammy Lakes, Executive Vice President of Online Learning and Digital Business at SU. “With On-Demand Classes SU is able to educate, inspire and provide deeper insight into these changes on a scale that is affordable and global.”
On-Demand Classes will be updated monthly on SU.org and start at USD $100. Current available classes include:
- Surpassing Limitation with Khalil Osiris and Dr. Makaziwe Mandela
- How-to-Hack for Kids…and Executives with Nico Sell
- Symbiotic Systems: Designing an Inclusive Future with John Wise
- Transforming Business With Nature with Francisco D’Elia
Uncommon Learning is a personally adaptive virtual reality training system where users can learn new skills in an immersive environment. Their training experience will be modified based on individual performance as well as biometric data, including brain response, heart rate and eye tracking.
“We all learn differently; even individual needs change moment by moment, and yet traditional training methods are rigid and [have] remained unchanged for decades,” said Kyle Nel, Executive Vice President of Uncommon Partners Lab. “Uncommon Learning combines immersive virtual reality with adaptive features made possible with neuroscience and machine learning technologies to create a holistic training system that is more effective and drives higher employee confidence and performance.”
Integrated adaptive features help to maintain optimal user engagement by automatically slowing down during moments of stress or becoming challenging if the user appears to be bored. According to SU, this helps to amplify the effectiveness over and above that seen in typical VR training alone. Skills can be learned faster and with greater retention, resulting in higher performance, improved safety and employee satisfaction. SU states that the system can be deployed across any industry.
Uncommon Learning is currently accepting applications for VR training. To learn more about the program or to apply, click here.
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