Vancouver’s Virtro is working with the Department of National Defence (DND) to develop an immersive language application to help members of the armed forces practice and retain their English and French skills.
Virtro is working to develop an application to help learners practice and retain their second language, either English or French, with AI and VR technology. Virtro’s proprietary conversation engine will allow learners to have immersive free-flowing conversations with Virtual Humans, enabling users to practice speaking and listening as they would naturally in the real-world.
“We are excited that the Canadian Department of National Defence has seen promise in the proposal submitted by Virtro as innovators in technology-driven conversational learning solutions,” said Virtro CEO Jordan Brighton.
“Our team is continuing to work through tough challenges to develop technology that makes a huge difference in people’s lives. It’s an honour to help members of the armed forces hone their language capabilities.”
Virtro received funding for this project as part of the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program and anticipates having a fully functional prototype by January 2021.