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Tarena Becomes One of the First Partners of Baidu's ERNIE Bot Ecosystem

BEIJING, Feb. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarena International, Inc. (Nasdaq: TEDU) ("Tarena" or the "Company"), a leading provider of IT professional education and IT-focused supplementary STEAM education services in China, announced that it has become one of the first approved ecosystem partners of ERNIE Bot, the generative AI chatbot developed by Baidu, Inc. ("Baidu"). Being part of the ecosystem will give Tarena priority access to ERNIE Bot to explore its applications in various educational scenarios, which marks the first application of the conversational language model in professional education.

ERNIE Bot was developed by leveraging Baidu's state-of-the-art, large language-based generative AI models. It has immense potential in a wide range of applications, including search, content generation, and intelligent office.

Always keen to integrate the most up-to-date achievements of science and technology into its curriculum, Tarena will develop its generative AI-related course content with a first-hand understanding of the technology and its potential applications. This initiative will not only prepare Tarena's students for jobs with significant promise in the digital economy, but also contribute to the future advancement of generative AI technology through its deployment in education.

"Tarena is excited to be one of the first companies to benefit from the leading AI technology offered by ERNIE Bot," said Ms. Ying Sun, the Chief Executive Officer of Tarena. "Since its founding twenty years ago, Tarena has kept abreast of the latest developments in cutting-edge technology and market demands. By continuously innovating courses, services, and operations, we have assisted young people in improving their professional expertise and have cultivated high-quality IT talents for different industries and enterprises. Through this cooperation, Tarena will apply Baidu's leading AI technology to the professional education field, establishing a new industry benchmark."

Going forward, Tarena will participate in ERNIE Bot's internal testing, integrate ERNIE Bot into its courses, and deepen cooperation with Baidu in areas such as the development of generative AI-related products and standards. With assistance from Baidu's technical team, Tarena will build joint solutions with Baidu and strengthen its market competitiveness through technology sharing, training empowerment, and joint marketing, among others. The Company will also look to incorporate ERNIE Bot into its full-scenario AI training centers for colleges and universities. These initiatives will facilitate the AI revolution and upgrade the professional education industry through intelligent and innovative interconnectivity.

About Tarena International, Inc.

Tarena is a leading provider of IT professional education and IT-focused supplementary STEAM education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers professional education courses in IT and non-IT subjects. Its professional education courses provide students with practical skills to prepare them for jobs in industries with significant growth potential and strong hiring demand. Tarena also offers IT-focused supplementary STEAM education programs, including computer coding and robotics programming courses, etc., targeting students aged between three and eighteen. Aiming to encourage "code to learn," Tarena embraces the latest trends in quality education and technology to develop children's logical thinking and learning abilities while allowing them to discover their interests and potential.

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Investor Relations Contact:
Tarena International, Inc.
Investor Relations
E-mail: ir@tedu.cn

The Piacente Group, Inc.
In China
Yang Song
Tel: +86-10-6508-0677
E-mail: tedu@tpg-ir.com

In the U.S.
Brandi Piacente
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
E-mail: tedu@tpg-ir.com



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