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

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In 2015, he famously criticized promises about what was then the latest in AI for education — a tool from a company called Knewton. The CEO of Knewton, Jose Ferreira, said his product would be “like a robot tutor in the sky that can semi-read your mind and figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are, down to the percentile.”

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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.

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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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Knewton launches free, open adaptive learning platform

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‘Friendly robot-tutor in the sky’ delivers on-demand, hyper-personalized learning. Adaptive learning provider Knewton has launched a free, open personalized learning platform. Think of it as a friendly robot-tutor in the sky,” said Jose Ferreira, Knewton founder and CEO. Knewton does not sell student personal data.

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Making Sense of the Metaverse in Education

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One example is Knewton , an AI-powered platform that tailors personalized lesson plans to students. For example, AV1 is a distance-learning robot in the UK that allows children suffering from long-term illness to attend school.

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With Eyes on Asia, Kidaptive Raises $19.1M to Grow Its ‘Invisible’ Adaptive Learning Platform

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Once the industry’s poster child for adaptive learning, Knewton boasted working with dozens of publishers, including Pearson and McGraw-Hill. Arena says he’s familiar with Knewton, adding that his team is “proceeding slowly and cautiously” in its external partnership and business development work.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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9 million (A) 2016 Fosun Group Kaymbu $2 million (Seed) 2016 Sinovation Ventures Knewton $52 million (F) 2016 TAL Education KnowRe $6.8 edtech startups, including Enuma , Knewton , Minerva Project , Ready4 and Volley. Sinovation also funds companies in other technology sectors including robotics and Big Data.) edtech startups.

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