Students Chinese homebound amid the current outbreak of 2019-nCoV now have the opportunity to learn about IA after IA champion of the country SenseTime offered its own development educational tools online.

online learning program, offering a wide range open classes, games experimental tools for programming and remote training for teachers, will be available for free, the company announced Monday.

The decision comes in response to the call of the Ministry of Education to help 180 million students across the country to "keep learning, even with suspended classes" after school postpone the next semester spring until further notice. Chinese authorities have encouraged people to stay at home to help reduce the spread of the 2019-nCoV through human to human contact.

Students can access the IA and programming skills and conduct experiments interactive through coding tasks based on Python, while the platform also provides tools teachers programming and training on how carry out distance learning and tutoring, according to a statement SenseTime. AD. Remove This ad space by subscribing. Support independent journalism.

It will also be available to students a series of online videos ranging from educational clips common on topics such as AI and robotics to open classes designed for college students to stay informed about industry developments and new problems.

is the first time SenseTime has made a national education program available free of charge, according to a company spokesman. During the last semester, a curriculum of basic education AI developed by the company was adopted by about 250 primary and secondary schools in mainland Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Qingdao and Chengdu, as well as special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

"education today will become the technology of the future and give economic fruit of the day after," said the company statement. "As the IA serves its value in large volumes of data, disease detection and diagnosis amid the outbreak of coronavirus, it has become a completely new productive force of social development."

The aim of the training program is students nationwide Empower "AI knowledge and mentality" and can solve problems using AI as SenseTime.

AI online initiative also comes after China launched a national platform online learning Monday that involves spreading classes primary school on public television, and a program cloud-based aimed at students ranging from first grade in elementary school through third grade of high school. AD. Remove This ad space by subscribing. Support independent journalism.

The health crisis has put education market in China in line spotlight. While the sector grew 25.7% year on year in 2018 to 251,700,000,000 yuan (35.9 billion), the previous forecast annual growth of between 16% and 24% in the next three to five years they may need to be revised to the upside, according to iResearch Consulting Group.

Before the launch of the national platform online learning, companies tech Chinese, including Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei stepped forward to offer classes online free for students of different levels, as part of efforts to deal with the closure of schools and limit the spread of 2019-nCoV.

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