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What’s for lunch? Who’s picking me up? – LAIban the preschool AI assistant knows

How can digital technology empower preschoolers? And help them get more out of their time at preschool? To find out, Helsingborg innovators and preschool teachers came together and created an AI assistant that answers preschoolers’ most pressing questions.

Meet LAIban, the AI assistant that responds to touch and voice, answering questions such as: What’s for lunch? Who’s picking me up? And when? It recommends what to put on to go outside to play – winter hats and gloves, raincoats and rubber boots, or sunscreen – based on up-to-the-minute weather information.

The children feel empowered in finding the answers to their questions themselves, and both educators, children and their parents, appreciate having information that’s both accurate and easily available to everyone all the time. Everyone gets the same information and every child gets the chance to be heard. LAIban gets smarter every day. For example, it understands all the languages that the children want to ask their questions in. In one Helsingborg preschool, LAIban speaks Swedish, English, Arabic, Russian and French.

The project is now exploring the potential for LAIban to empower other groups with accurate and accessible answers, for example the senior citizens of Helsingborg’s retirement homes.

Watch this video to learn more how it all was created, or get in touch to find out if LAIban is coming to your preschool.