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THE ERA OF
LIVING SERVICES

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Further on in the educational cycle, Living
Services could help integrate learning more
effectively into lifestyles outside of school.
They could, for example, understand what
students are doing, where they’re spending
time and what they need to focus on to
improve their results.

Expect to see more ambient personalization,
as well as contextual encouragement: using
data such as geolocation, time or other levers
and seeing when students are looking at
studying or encouraging them to study at
key points in the day. This will be because
we know they’re at home, or have an hour
before they are due to do something else.
Similarly, Living Services in education
could link wearable devices that track a
student’s physiological state and change the
educational input accordingly, so if a service
detects that a student or class is tired, the
educational input switches from text to video.

Educational Living
Services that feature a
data-driven approach,
capable of understanding
an individual student’s
learning style and areas of
weakness, will be the ones
that succeed in this space.
Educational Living Services that feature
a data-driven approach, capable of
understanding an individual student’s learning
style and areas of weakness, will be the ones
that succeed in this space. Language learning/
text translation platform Duolingo is an
interesting example. The platform features a
gamified approach to learning, with users able
to gain skill points as they learn and display

language skills, with points deducted for
mistakes. At every level, the service assesses
the users areas of weakness, enabling it to flag
them up to the user.

Looking ahead, Living Services will also
play a role in helping students choose
what to do with their futures by assessing
what they are doing and what they
enjoy doing and then projecting which
professions might suit them. Algorithms
could indicate where they need to improve
to achieve career goals, coordinated with
requirements for individual employers.

Living Services could have a particularly
beneficial impact on children with learning
difficulties. Already researchers at Georgia
Institute of Technology have teamed a
humanoid robot with an tablet to help
children with cognitive and motor-skill
disabilities to teach a robot to play Angry
Birds. The idea behind the initiative is that
the robot-smart tablet system can act as a
future rehabilitation tool for children faced
with these learning disabilities.

Applying Living Services to the education
sector is another major strategic, long-term
challenge. However, just as with health and
wellness, it is an area that should benefit
from the huge efficiencies created. Teachers
will be able to respond far more effectively
to personalized data about students and
overlay their own skilled assessment
and input in a more targeted fashion.
Educational managers will be able to see in
micro-detail where resources and specific
skills should be applied, and we’ll see the
rise of learning agent roles to support this
new system. Students, of course, should
benefit from a more individualized and
engaging learning experience that offers
them greater choice about how they learn
and, ultimately, which careers they pursue.

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