China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.

In recent years, China and Chinese technology companies have taken on an audacious goal: pursue “intelligent education” with AI. Over the last few years, thanks to lax privacy standards, a willing population and an intensely competitive educational system, "tens of millions of students now use some form of AI to learn—whether through extracurricular tutoring programs like Squirrel’s, through digital learning platforms like 17ZuoYe, or even in their main classrooms." As these edtech unicorns now turn their sights to international markets, how will the rest of the world respond?


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