Brennan Whitfield | Jun 28, 2022

Learning always has been — and always will be — a foundational part of humanity. Regardless of age, we’re constantly developing new understandings.

As our collective intelligence improves, we’ve begun to create machines that have human-like abilities to learn and make strategic decisions.

AI in Education Examples

  • Nuance
  • Knewton
  • Cognii
  • Querium Corporation
  • Century Tech
  • Carnegie Learning
  • Kidaptive, Inc.

Companies and startups are now merging the organic and the artificial by applying deep learning systems to innovate how people are educated.

Here are 15 companies using AI technology for education that you should know.


AI in Education Examples

Location: Burlington, Massachusetts

Nuance makes speech recognition software used by students and faculty to transcribe up to 160 words per minute. The technology is especially helpful for students who struggle with writing or have limited mobility. It also enhances spelling ability and word recognition. Instructors use the software to dictate lectures for later use or streamline tedious tasks like document and email creation.


Location: Glendale, California

Age of Learning provides mathematics, reading and other foundational literacy for pre-K to 2nd grade students. Utilizing AI-driven interactive entertainment, the company’s applications are able to create engaging and personalized learning paths depending on students’ skills. Along with at-home learning options, Age of Learning also has mathematics and reading curriculums available for classroom settings.


Location: Seoul, South Korea and San Ramon, California 

Riiid Labs, a subsidiary of Riiid, creates AI-based learning and assessment technologies for implementation into existing applications or as its own platform. The technology’s machine-learning capabilities help teachers track student performance and engagement, automate assignment scoring and personalize curriculum needs for each student.


Location: New York, New York

Knewton creates adaptive learning technology for higher education. Its program, called alta, helps identify gaps in a student’s knowledge, provides relevant coursework and places students back on track for college-level courses. Alta also helps instructors teach at different educational levels and is currently used for biology, mathematics, psychology and more.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Cognii makes AI-based products for K-12 and higher education institutions, as well as corporate training organizations. Its virtual learning assistant employs conversational technology to guide students in open-format responses that improve critical-thinking skills. The assistant also provides real-time feedback, one-on-one tutoring and is customized to each student’s needs.


Location: Austin, Texas

Querium uses AI to deliver customizable STEM tutoring lessons to high school and college students. By analyzing answers and length of time for STEM it took to complete tutoring sessions, Querium’s AI gives teachers insights into a student’s learning habits and designates areas in which the student could improve.


Location: London, England

Century Tech’s platform utilizes cognitive neuroscience and data analytics to create personalized learning plans and reduce workloads for instructors. The AI platform tracks student progress, identifies knowledge gaps and offers personal study recommendations and feedback. Century also gives teachers access to resources and reduces time spent planning, grading and managing homework.


Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Learning uses AI and machine learning to help students develop a deeper conceptual understanding of mathematics, English literacy and world languages. The company’s platforms for high school and college-level students employ responsive AI that studies a student’s habits and personalizes the learning experience to help them fully grasp educational concepts.


Location: Redwood City, California

Kidaptive’s Adaptive Learning Platform (ALP) contains AI algorithms that help educational institutions collect data and increase learner engagement. The ALP platform uses AI to optimally introduce and challenge students based on each student’s perceived strengths and weaknesses. The platform also predicts future academic performance based on underlying patterns and relationships.

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Location: London, England

Blippar’s products combine computer vision intelligence technology and augmented reality to enhance the way students learn in the classroom. The interactive materials bring subjects like geography, biology and physics to a visual space. For example, instead of reading about a volcanic eruption, the system shows students a virtual 3D model of the eruption process.


Location: Kendall Park, New Jersey

Thinkster Math is a tutoring program developed for use on laptops, tablets and desktops. The K-12 platform combines human interaction with artificial intelligence to provide students with custom programs. The AI technology tracks work step-by-step and helps students understand why they are correct or where they can improve.


Location: San Francisco, California

Education technology doesn’t have to be implemented in the classroom. Volley’s AI-based “Knowledge Engine” constantly synthesizes course and quiz results, as well as briefings to find knowledge gaps among employees in enterprises. Companies all over the world use Volley’s AI to quickly and efficiently solve potentially harmful knowledge gaps, such as lack of general company knowledge, compliance methods or even technical skills.


Location: San Francisco, California

Quizlet is an online destination for studying and learning tools. In 2017, the company introduced Quizlet Learn, a smart study resource that provides adaptive plans and helps take the guesswork out of what to study. The platform uses machine learning and data from millions of study sessions to show students the most relevant study material.


Location: San Francisco, California

Amira is a virtual learning application created to accelerate young student reading comprehension. Using AI technology, Amira has students read stories aloud and can assess oral reading fluency as well as pinpoint areas for improvement. For teachers and parents, Amira also provides services such as student progress reports and dyslexia risk screening.


Location: Bellevue, Washington 

Using AI technology as a personal teacher, Blue Canoe is an application for students to learn spoken English skills. With its speech recognition, users can engage in speech exercises and receive feedback on specific letter or sound pronunciation. The application offers various avenues for practice at all levels, including opportunities for games and full conversations.

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