Amira Learning CEO Mark Angel joins me on Tech Talks Daily to share how they are building a first-of-its-kind voice AI-based reading tutor for kids. With previous experience working at Nuance, which MSFT recently acquired for $19B, Mark’s goal in developing Amira is to make every child a motivated and masterful reader.
I learn how they have raised $11 million to scale up with a new app and growing customer base. We also talk about how ‘Amira & the StoryCraft’ has been named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021. Only one of three inventions honored in the Education category. The list features 100 products and services that change how we live, play, work, and think about the future.
Amira’s Dyslexia Screener identifies students at risk of Dyslexia and other disorders. In longitudinal testing conducted by the University of Houston, the Screener missed only 1% of at-risk students. Finally, we talk about how Amira uses AI to generate the right reading intervention at the right time when an unproductive struggle helps create motivated and masterful readers.
About Amira Learning
The first intelligent reading assistant that listens, assesses & coaches, Amira accelerates reading mastery. Proven to DOUBLE the pace of reading mastery, iAmira helps K-3 students become motivated, masterful readers. The company recently debuted a new reading game app called Amira and the StoryCraft for kids ages 5 to 10, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver personalized reading tutoring from the comfort of home.
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