New Bellevue-Based App Teaches English Pronunciation Using AI

It won’t teach you a new language, but Blue Canoe Learning’s new game app —powered by machine learning — promises to help people around the world communicate more effectively in English.

Like many good ideas, Blue Canoe was born over a cup of coffee. CEO Sarah Daniels, who had previously worked at Bellevue-based DreamBox Learning, was looking for a financially promising project that would also assist people. Tech entrepreneur Amit Mital suggested they meet and told Daniels about the Color Vowel system. It had been proven effective by the Peace Corps and others in improving nonnative English speakers’ pronunciation…

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