October 24, 2023

Elevating Learning with AI Characters: A Game-Changer in Education

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What are the AI Characters?

AI characters are digital personas equipped with machine learning capabilities. These intelligent companions are designed to interact with learners in a manner that goes beyond scripted responses, creating lifelike, dynamic conversations. AI characters possess the ability to adapt to the learner's input, making interactions feel as authentic as if you were conversing with a real person, and leading the learner through non-scripted conversations and personalised learning experiences, not to mention that they are able to eventually replace traditional examiners and trainers.

Why is Embracing AI Characters Such a Remarkable Experience?

Now, you might be wondering, what's the buzz all about, and what makes AI characters a game-changer in the world of education? 

Interacting with AI characters in learning games is a dynamic and engaging experience that makes learning interactive and unique to each learner. On top of that, it can be conducted through both writing and speaking and based on any discipline. Through voice and text-based input, learners can address questions, engage in dynamic conversations, and receive spoken or written responses from the AI characters in real time. 

The AI characters, equipped with natural language processing, can understand spoken language and respond with spoken feedback, creating a truly immersive and comprehensive learning experience that caters to various learning preferences.

There are a manifold of benefits offered by the AI characters, transforming the learning experience into something truly remarkable and unique to each learner

Benefits of Using the AI Technology in Learning Games 

At Apprendly, the fusion of AI technology and educational games has taken learning to new heights. Let's delve into the exciting realm of AI characters in learning games and explore the advantages they bring to learners and educators alike.

1. Natural (non-scripted) conversations

AI characters excel in creating authentic, natural conversations, a feature that sets them apart from traditional scripted learning experiences. They can adapt to students' responses, fostering dynamic interactions that closely resemble real-life dialogues. This immersion in genuine conversations equips learners with practical communication skills, ensuring they can confidently navigate a wide array of interpersonal scenarios through authentic exchanges that prepare them for a variety of life situations.

By creating an environment that mirrors actual challenges and situations, students can rehearse and build competence before facing them in reality.

2. Exploration of Diverse Topics

Learning is not one-size-fits-all, and AI characters understand that. Apprendly's learning games enable students to explore a wide range of topics. Whether it's mastering a foreign language, understanding complex scientific concepts, or even preparing for job interviews, AI characters are versatile companions. The beauty of this technology is that students can delve into diverse subject matter, learning at their own pace and convenience, without the need for multiple human instructors. The result? A more immersive and engaging learning experience.

3. Immediate and Dynamic Feedback

AI characters are not just interactive; they're also astute evaluators. In traditional educational settings, students often must wait for feedback from teachers or trainers. With AI characters, learners receive immediate feedback on their performance. Whether they're practising a language, solving mathematical problems, or perfecting their interview skills, the AI character can provide constructive feedback in real time. This dynamic feedback loop allows students to identify areas of improvement and make necessary adjustments instantly, enhancing their overall learning process.

The dynamic feedback loop allows students to identify areas of improvement and make necessary adjustments instantly.

4. Replacing Personal Examiners and Trainers

Perhaps one of the most transformative aspects of AI characters in learning games is their ability to replace personal examiners and trainers. Take, for instance, interview preparation games. These scenarios closely mimic real-life challenges, where students engage in mock interviews with AI characters who respond realistically to their actions. The result is a unique, real-world preparation experience that not only boosts confidence but also hones interview skills.

5. In-Depth Analytics

The possibilities for analytics in AI-powered learning games are limitless. When users engage in full conversations with AI characters, it opens up a treasure trove of data. Not only can you receive immediate feedback from the character, but you can also utilise the entire conversation for in-depth analysis, conducted by AI itself. This analysis can provide scores on various factors, such as conversational proficiency, interview performance, or sales techniques. 

Furthermore, the AI can generate customised feedback, offering specific bullet points on how to improve skills and performance. This data-driven approach not only enhances learning but also allows educators and learners to track progress and make targeted improvements, pinpointing the areas where each student may need additional training.


The integration of AI characters within learning games at platforms like Apprendly is revolutionising the educational landscape. These characters facilitate non-scripted conversations, encourage the exploration of diverse topics, offer immediate and dynamic feedback, and replace personal examiners and trainers in a variety of educational scenarios. As technology continues to advance, we can expect AI characters to play an increasingly vital role in enhancing the learning experiences of students worldwide, preparing them for the challenges of the future.

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Raluca-Mihaela Keeling
Marketing Director
Raluca is the Marketing Director at Apprendly. She is a passionate marketing specialist, with communication and language skills at her back. She loves writing, teaching, and investigating about innovative learning techniques. In her free time you might find her dressed like in the 20’s, dancing the dances of those times.
Anders Heivoll
CTO & co-founder
Anders Heivoll is the CTO and co-founder of Apprendly. Anders is a skilled web developer, who studied computing at Kent University. He created his first website at the age of 12 and started his first company when he was 18. In his free time you might find him learning new languages, playing the guitar and …Age of Empires 2. He recharges his batteries through hiking, running, and exploring nature.