What?

How can digital technology strengthen our preschool children - and help them get more out of preschool hours? To find out, innovators and preschool educators in Helsingborg came together and created an AI assistant that answers the children's most burning questions.

Say hello to Laiban, the AI assistant who answers questions like: What's up for lunch? Who's picking me up today? And when? It also suggests clothes according to the weather when the children go out to play - hats and gloves, rain gear and rubber boots, or sunscreen - based on the latest weather forecasts.

Why?

The children are strengthened by the fact that they can find answers to their questions themselves. The educators, children and parents appreciate that the information is always correct and easily accessible to everyone. Everyone gets the same information and every child gets a chance to be heard. Laiban is also getting smarter with each passing day. For example, it understands several languages that children want to ask questions in. Today, Laiban speaks 9 different languages.

How?

In 40 preschool departments, Laiban is now in an iPad on the wall in the cloakroom and answers the children's questions about clothes, food and what activities are going on. There is now a first version of Laiban that is ready to be scaled up and rolled out in all of Helsingborg's preschools. Laiban will, however, continue to develop further in dialogue with the children and educators who have Laiban at their preschool - but also at the Health and Care Administration got a cousin named Britt-Mari.

See one short film about Laiban to learn more, or visit Laiban's new website: https://laiban.helsingborg.se/ 

We are currently developing the following features

  • An activity database
  • A function for food waste
  • A function with a focus on the 17 global goals, is developed together with Elineberg's preschools

Laiban is used today in the following preschools:

  • Dalhem Östra
  • Husensjö
  • Kaprifolgatan
  • Salladsgatan
  • Tofta
  • Påarp
  • The highest stone
  • Råå
  • Diamonds
  • Brunnsberga
  • Birkagatan
  • Humlegården
  • Myran
  • Lussebäcken
  • The greenhouse

Impact target

Increased independence of children in preschool

Results

After using Laiban, the children showed more independence, this was shown, among other things, when they had to dress to go out. The children have also improved their ability to handle digital tools.

Impact target

Significant time savings for educators

Results

Laiban provides an average time saving equivalent to 20 minutes per day and educator

Resident involvement

Laiban is further developed together with children and educators in 16 preschool departments around the city

  • Challenge

    What will tomorrow’s schools look like?

  • Category

    Learning and Establishment

  • Technologies

    AI

  • Estimated budget

    1507656 kr

  • Cost so far

    1507656 kr

  • Sector

    Children and young people, School

  • Partners

    Hbg Works, TietoEvry

Contact

Name: Simon Melin
E-mail: Simon.Melin@helsingborg.se

Name: Lisa Olsson
E-mail: lisa.olsson@helsingborg.se