2022-09-13 | NYSE: ATGE | Press release
Presentation Linda — a digital person who can translate facial expressions, body language and tone for better healthcare education and training
SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — soul machinesthe groundbreaking company pioneering the creation of self-animated digital people, has partnered with Adtalem Global Education, a leading healthcare education company, to launch Lindaa digital person reinventing healthcare career development. Linda translates facial expressions and body language to simulate a patient in domestic violence therapy, allowing students to Walde University to practice interactive patient counselling. With Linda, students can use their counseling and therapy skills in a safe environment that is more dynamic than traditional case studies or script reading sessions. As an on-demand and easily repeatable exercise, students can practice multiple approaches with Linda in risk-free scenarios, allowing them to hone their skills while giving them the freedom to learn on their own terms.
Linda signifies an evolution in the creation and implementation of Digital People. While Soul Machines designed other iterations of Digital People to maintain a happy and positive attitude for customer service roles, Linda presents a more complex range of human emotions such as sadness, grief, anger, anxiety and fear. Its ability to interpret a student’s facial expressions, body language, and tone and react accordingly is a major development in the field of empathetic artificial intelligence.
In this post-pandemic era, the education system has evolved considerably. Digital People powered by Soul Machines will amplify the role of educators, rather than replace them. With Digital People for specialist areas, Adtalem can address blended learning for non-traditional learners and provide hands-on clinical work and adaptive training. Linda will provide students with 24/7 support – allowing everyone to learn at their own pace and at their own pace to manage life’s competing priorities. Focused on equity in healthcare education and healthcare workforce, Adtalem has a total student enrollment of 140,000, with 82% of students in online learning modalities.
“At Adtalem, we seek new ways to empower students at our institution, so that they are the most prepared additions to the healthcare workforce. Linda represents a promising new resource for our counseling students to apply learnings with real-time feedback and develop emotional intelligence as the digital human responds to their verbal and non-verbal cues,” said steven tom, Chief Client Officer, Adtalem Global Education. “We plan to expand our use of Digital People into more programs across Adtalem institutions – such as medical and nursing diagnostics – to drive better job readiness and improve compassionate care across the sector. dynamic and rapidly growing health care.”
Soul Machines’ Digital People portfolio will strengthen Adtalem’s ability to meet the growing and unmet demand for healthcare professionals in the United States through greater scale and a broader range of educational offerings in health care. As Linda, the future Digital People will operate in a surprisingly realistic way and can foster empathetic engagement with students of all cultures, languages and geographic regions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Soul Machines and Adtalem share a vision of democratizing technology in higher education as well as bringing learning to the metaverse. Adtalem tapped Soul Machines to continue creating self-animated digital people to deploy across its portfolio of higher education institutions to improve student learning and have a positive impact on the industries they serve.
“The current healthcare system is in crisis. However, digital people are an important solution and are essential for an engaging online learning environment that will allow us to expand healthcare education,” said Greg Cross, co-founder and CEO of Soul Machines. “We are proud to support Adtalem with a dedicated digital workforce designed to educate learners of varying abilities and working styles through self-directed, empathetic interactions available in multiple languages at all times.”
Adtalem joins other awesome brands pioneering the future of hyper-personalized user experiences. Other Soul Machine partners include the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization, among other notable collaborators in industry verticals.
About Soul Machines
Soul Machines is a leader in creating self-animated digital people in the digital worlds of today and the Metaverse. The company brings Digital Workforces to life for some of the world’s leading brands as they imagine and innovate the future of brand interaction and personal customer experience in the way they do business. Focused on creating the future of customer experience, Soul Machines Digital People delivers highly personalized brand experiences for global brands such as NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, P&G, Twitch, World Health Organization, l ‘Pan American Health Organization and more. For more information on Soul Machines, visit www.soulmachines.com
About Adtalem Global Education
Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) is a leading healthcare educator and professional talent provider for the healthcare industry. With a focus on delivering strong outcomes that increase workforce readiness, Adtalem empowers a diverse population of learners to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to their communities. Adtalem is the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walde University. Adtalem and its institutions have over 10,000 employees and a network of over 275,000 alumni. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies of 2021 by Newsweek and one of America’s Best Diversity Employers by Forbes in 2021 and 2022. Follow Adtalem on Twitter @adtalemglobal, LinkedIn or visit Adtalem.com for more information.
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