This update brings with it a version of our design tool that is easier to use and adopt. In the near term, this will help our current customers save time and money, allow us to welcome more customers to our platform, and ultimately lead to more immersive learning content production across our ecosystem.
There is, however, an even bigger picture that CoPilot Designer plays its part in as our industry adapts to generative AI content creation tools and prepares for a new wave of XR headsets—we know this combination will usher in a new paradigm of immersive content creation and distribution.
We see our platform, and specifically CoPilot Designer, as a critical layer in this equation. CoPilot Designer harnesses AI’s speed and scale and applies both to the creation and publishing of the next generation of highly engaging XR learning content.
At Talespin, we are using AI-supported content creation workflows to help our customers and partners create VR learning content, empowering learning designers and SMEs to save time while focusing on strategy and creativity.
CoPilot Designer acts as an orchestrator of several AI technologies behind the scenes, while reducing the complexity of XR content development in order to put it in the hands of more business leaders and L&D professionals. Our latest release is another key update as we unlock a new world of immersive learning content possibilities.
Let’s take a look at today’s product release and discuss the exciting moment our wider industry finds itself in.
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We first introduced the concept of using AI and virtual humans to teach human skills in 2019.
First released to the market in 2021, CoPilot Designer became a key piece of our vision to help people “Become Better Humans”—a concept we started incubating in 2018 and talking about publicly in 2019. We presented the ironic proposition that we could use AI-powered virtual humans to help real humans get better at skills such as critical thinking, empathy, and navigating difficult workplace conversations.
We realized these skills would be vital in the face of AI and other technologies transforming the workplace and our role as humans within the workforce.
Since then, we’ve spent the past four years using our platform to help many organizations and hundreds of thousands of people practice “human skills” in VR. This saw our platform’s first demo go viral, PwC prove its efficacy with results like 4x learning speed, and learners ranging from Fortune 500 employees to high school-age students benefit from immersive learning experiences.
These results have since been applied to corporate training use cases ranging from practicing customer conversations in the insurance industry to helping managers simulate giving performance feedback.
CoPilot Designer has played a critical role in our platform’s growth, as it solved a significant challenge in the XR learning ecosystem—lowering the barrier to entry for XR content creation.
“The final piece of the puzzle is Talespin. We’re not saying that no one was talking about soft skills before Talespin came along, but Talespin did a lot to keep “soft skills” and “VR” in the same breath. The company that uses AI to create VR social and emotional learning modules started really gaining steam in 2019, and hasn’t slowed down.” - AR Post, 2021
Now, everyone can create custom XR content for any use case they’d like—with no coding, animation, or technical skills needed, and lower costs than were previously possible.
Those capabilities have just gotten better in our latest release, as we bring our platform to your browser and set the stage for it to integrate with a host of exciting new technologies that will give our users super powers.
Before we discuss future possibilities for XR content creation and AI, let’s review today's update to the product.
With our version 3.0 release, CoPilot Designer now features:
These updates make creating XR content today faster and easier than ever, while setting the table for what’s to come.
With CoPilot Designer 3.0 now out in the wild helping people create XR learning content faster and easier, let’s talk about what immersive content creation looks like today.
The reason we were excited about CoPilot Designer in 2021 was the way it transformed XR content creation. Having created custom VR and AR applications since 2015, we knew how much time it took and how expensive it was—two factors that seriously limited the learning modality’s potential. Our goal at Talespin is to remove this barrier all together, while increasing the quality of learner experiences and the measurability of learning outcomes.
Fast forward to today, and the pairing of no-code content creation tools and AI is poised to help creators take another significant step forward in content production efficiencies.
For years, we’ve invested in XR technology and content structures, standards, and processes that are built for this moment. Our platform is set on a path to contextualized large language models (LLMs), new models for skill measurement, and the responsible integration of AI into every aspect of work. Because of these investments and technical foundation, Talespin is years ahead in our platform development and vision.
Use cases that you can deploy today using AI tools to complement VR content creation workflows include:
Previously, immersive learning content creation fit into the classic content creation conundrum: having to make tradeoffs picking between cost, time, and quality (AKA the “project management triangle,” or “good, fast, cheap” concept).
Now, with the combination of CoPilot Designer and Generative AI tools, we have collapsed that triangle, enabling you to realize the outsized results immersive learning delivers without having to make any trade offs on budget, content quality, or the time it takes to create content.
Just as AI tools are helping content creators across industries focus more on creativity and less on production, the same is happening in immersive learning—and we are excited to have our platform be a part of it.
The ability to use Generative AI in the content planning and production process is already decreasing content creation time and costs, and we expect to see that adoption trend continue among our customers and partners.
Be on the lookout for more information as we plan to share further details on these learnings to help our community adopt AI in their VR content production processes.
As new technology continues to change the role of human productivity in the workplace, the skills people need to fill our new roles are changing, too.
We started Talespin for this moment and have spent the last seven years building a platform to serve as a counterbalance to advancements in technology and workforce disruption—a platform designed to help people reskill and upskill in order to learn the capabilities that AI can’t compete with, and ultimately increase the value of human labor in the workforce.
We see generative AI complementing our platform, as it helps companies create immersive learning experiences faster and easier, and in turn elevates the innately human skills that their employees possess.
How generative AI complements immersive learning content creation today is clear.
How AI can be used to deliver new types of skills development experiences for humans in the near future is still taking shape. This is a trail we have been thinking about for years, and are excited to continue blazing.
As we evaluate our product roadmap, here are just a few of the future capabilities and use cases we are exploring:
We are exploring these developments thoughtfully, with the enterprise in mind, and a focus on leveraging new AI tools in a manner that best supports employee skills development. We know this is a lot to take in, and we will be moving our roadmap forward with simple milestones, tangible ROI, and an approach that ensures trust along every step of the way.
Throughout the rest of 2023 we look forward to more AI tool updates and demos coming out, as well as sharing our own R&D efforts in these areas that will ultimately deliver even more value for our customers.
At Talespin, we are dedicated to our mission to help people develop the human skills that set us apart as AI and other technologies advance around us. We see an opportunity to leverage these very tools to further advance that mission, and look forward to sharing more platform updates soon.
Please reach out to check out our latest version of CoPilot Designer, and thank you for being a valued member of our community.