Beijing, May 20, 2019 -- On May 17, an international delegation led by Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education of UNESCO, visited TAL Education Group Headquarters to meet with Zhang Bangxin, founder and CEO of TAL, and get an in-depth, first-hand experience of TAL intellectual education products. The delegation had travelled to Beijing for the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, and consisted of Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education of UNESCO, Miao Fengchun, Head of Education Informatization Department of UNESCO, Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of General Education and Instruction of South Sudan, IM Koch, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia, Yutaka Hishiyama, Assistant Minister for Cybersecurity, IT management and Evidence-based Policymaking of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and Aaron Loh, Director of the Minister of Education of Singapore, among other dignitaries.
The delegation experienced the WISROOM smart classroom solution, AI teacher system for Xueersi online school and other TAL proprietary services, and commended TAL’s efforts and devotion towards artificial intelligence, smart education and social welfare.
Giannini said that UNESCO was committed to popularizing high-quality educational resources worldwide. UNESCO will advance the global education ecosystem and help member countries further improve their education quality through cooperation with outstanding global education institutions such as TAL.
In April, UNESCO and TAL signed a three-year strategic cooperation agreement. The two sides will jointly implement the “Artificial Intelligence for Future Education” program to promote the development of education. In the future, TAL will carry out closer and deeper international educational exchanges and cooperation with UNESCO, as well as other educational organizations and representatives from around the world. TAL will also continue to devote significant resources towards artificial intelligence, smart classroom, future learning, and comprehensive competence assessment, in order to promote the fair and high-quality development of global education in a holistic manner.