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One of the World’s Best-Funded Edtech Companies Is Investing In AI Moonshots. Can It Work?

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The Indian edtech giant Byju’s keeps getting bigger , having raised more than $4.5 Specifically, the company announced a new research-and-development hub, with offices in Silicon Valley, London and Bangalore, that will work on applying the latest findings from artificial intelligence and machine learning to new edtech products.

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A Technologist Spent Years Building an AI Chatbot Tutor. He Decided It Can’t Be Done.

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He’s a longtime edtech consultant and blogger, and in the past he wasn’t shy about calling out what he saw as excessive hype by companies selling edtech tools. In 2015, he famously criticized promises about what was then the latest in AI for education — a tool from a company called Knewton.

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Who is the Theranos of Education?

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In similar fashion, problematic edtech companies with grand visions and little follow-through don’t just affect the investors pouring funds into the space; they also potentially put learners into compromising situations. But, don’t worry—they had plenty to say about Knewton. But who was—or is—the Theranos of the education sector?

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Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers

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Knewton drew heaps of hype and investment by promising to provide artificial-intelligence technology to major textbook companies to make their content more adaptive. Kibby has big claims of his own, however, when it comes to how aggressively Knewton plans to compete with major textbook publishers. per month.

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Amid Struggles, Knewton Names Former Pearson Exec as New CEO

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Knewton pioneered adaptive-learning technology and amassed more than $157 million in venture capital, but lately the company has weathered through the loss of publishing partners and the departure of its outspoken founder. I said, if it’s Knewton, I’m very interested, but if it’s not Knewton, I’m not.”

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Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products

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Throughout the past decade, Knewton ’s adaptive learning technology has been backed by some of the biggest names in the both the publishing and venture capital community. Pearson will no longer use Knewton’s adaptive learning engine for some of its digital offerings.

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Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO, Eyes Next Education Startup

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Knewton has decided to step down from the perch and lay low—for now. Ferreira’s decision marks the end of a nearly nine-year run at Knewton, where he strived to build technology to pinpoint what students know, don’t know and should learn next. So it comes as a surprise that the founder and CEO of.

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