In a world first, Australian students will have access to cutting-edge AI to act as their tutor and study guide as they enter the high school senior year exams including the HSC, VCE and QCE.
Leading EdTech company Zookal has launched Exam Prep Zookal Genius which utilises the power of AI to provide learning support and become a study tool for Australian students at a fraction of the cost of a human tutor.
“The tutoring industry in Australia is valued at $1B, and more than $200B globally, with parents paying up to $230 an hour in some instances for one-on-one tutoring for final year exams,” said Ahmed Haider, CEO & Co-Founder of Zookal.
“At Zookal, we wanted to increase access to quality education for Aussie students, making it an affordable, comprehensive and personalised learning experience.”
Zookal Genius is an AI-powered platform that can deliver more than 3.8 million pieces of exam content and perform mathematics equations and calculations 25 per cent more accurately than ChatGPT.
It can also render visual content like equations, graphs, charts, images, diagrams and chemical compounds as well as generate more than 10,000 new exam questions per week.
Price at just $9.99 a month, Australian students will have unlimited access annually to “Zookie” the AI astronaut tutor.
In these times of increased cost of living parents will still be able to invest in their child’s education without breaking the bank.
“We wanted to create something that would provide the closest possible experience to exam conditions and papers for students in order to support their learning and decrease exam anxiety leading into senior school exams,” Haider says.
“Until now, there has been a real pressure on students to trawl through past papers and find their own questions, and an increased workload for teachers who are required to support students by creating additional questions and marking these quickly while also teaching full time in classrooms.
“Zookal Genius isn’t just accurate, it provides instantaneous answers and results and uses incredibly advanced technology to recreate the exam experience.
“Utilising the current 2023 syllabus and curriculum, equivalent past papers, a constantly increasing data set and the power of AI which adheres to academic integrity guidelines, we’ve created something powerful, positive and life changing for students and their families.
“We are taking a truly different direction from other companies in this space.
“Most AI tutors are just ChatGPT dressed up in different clothing, Zookal Genius has been built from the ground up to meet the exam format challenge that students actually face.”
Zookal Exam Prep Genius has been in development for more than six years and utilises large language models (LLMs) as well as integrating the best features from Meta, Google, Microsoft and Open AI.
Zookal Exam Prep Genius is also designed to prevent students from cheating so it can easily be implemented in schools and colleges around the world.
Right now there are 37 subjects currently available including English, mathematics, biology, history, PDHPE, engineering, drama, legal studies and visual arts with more subjects are being added regularly.
The product is also set to launch globally in 2024 including in the US ahead of the SAT exams.
“The proof is in the final product; we’ve demonstrated that formal education and AI are not mutually exclusive and have done so over a breadth of subjects and disciplines,” Haider says. “There is limitless potential that Zookal Genius holds for the future of education in Australia and globally, offering a safe and secure learning journey with unprecedented accuracy.
“Our technology could be the key to unlocking improved exam results for Aussie students and increasing confidence as students file into the exam rooms in the coming weeks.”