Last week, in collaboration with the IE School of Human sciences and Technology and the IE business school, the AI club organised a visit to the WoW room of IE university. Launched in October 2016, the WoW room (Window on the World room) is a virtual classroom comprised of a 45 square meter video wall made up of 48 monitors arranged in a U-shape. This lecture theater simulates a face-to-face classroom environment, seamlessly allowing all students to interact with each other as if they were sitting in a real classroom.
The WoW Room takes IE’s commitment to technology immersion in learning environments to the next level. It provides students with a unique and highly-immersive virtual classroom experience that uses artificial intelligence, real time simulations and analytics, big data analysis, and interactive robots to provide both the students and professors (either a hologram or physically present) with a highly enriched learning experience. It can even run algorithms that recognize patterns in facial expressions to assess understanding and identify students’ emotional state and levels of attention. You can also have a look at a demo video of the WoW room by clicking on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHNlFGNrA9w .
“The great thing about a virtual classroom is that your students are already in a digital format, which means you can run algorithms that recognize patterns in facial expressions to assess understanding and identify students’ emotional state and levels of attention in your class.” Professor Martin Boehm, dean of IE .
After the visit to the WoW room, a live demo of the new VR (Virtual Reality) center was presented to our student. The VR space is a place specially put in place for the students of IE University. It is located in Maria de Molina 4, 2nd floor and can be booked online. The VR space is designed for our student to experience Virtual reality through different applications. If you are studying at IE, make sure you check this place out.
This event allowed students to visit these special and innovative places while discovering the new dimensions of future online education as well as how AI and new technologies disrupt this industry.
Thanks to IE university for providing the demo to the IE AI Club!
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Léon Junique, MScFollow
MSc in Business Analytics and Big Data