Blue Canoe takes on language learning with a focus on pronunciation

If you want to pick up a new language, there’s no shortage of options, and free ones, at that. But one aspect of the process that has been neglected is pronunciation, which is an especially important part of it for professionals. Online, learning pronunciation is generally “hear a recording, then repeat it (to an empty […]

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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 […]

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Tech Moves: Blue Canoe Hired Three New Leaders

Blue Canoe Learning, the first startup to be accepted into the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence’s incubation program, hired three new leaders. “These early hires are critical at our stage as we place bets in how we’ll grow in the coming months and years. I couldn’t be more excited by these three executives… Read More >

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Blue Canoe Named to List of Startups to Watch

It’s been a big year in Seattle tech so far, with a fresh crop of startups leveraging artificial intelligence, big data, breakthrough security strategies and more to transform industries of all stripes. Seattle has always been a hub for medicine, and healthcare startups are well represented here. But there are also tech companies producing children’s […]

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The Power of 10 Minutes

The Power of 10 Minutes We live in a world where everyone is busy, busy, busy. There are too many things to do and our days do not seem long enough to get all the things done. How can we possibly squeeze in anything else? However, if we really look, we find we do have […]

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The Perfect Pronunciation

Have you ever started a conversation with a stranger and within the first couple of seconds it feels like you’ve given away your “identity”?” Well, in my case, I always give it away when saying my first name. The conversation usually continues as “Oh, where’s your accent from?” Or, “You’re not from here, are you?” […]

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It’s all about the vowels

What about consonants? One of the most common questions we get at Blue Canoe: why do we emphasize vowels? And why do we not talk about consonants? To answer, let me tell you my story. Five years ago, I made the decision to move from The Netherlands to the United States. I had just graduated […]

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App helps people learn English through artificial intelligence

Seattle-based Blue Canoe Learning has built an app that helps non-native English speakers improve their pronunciation of the language through machine learning. It’s the first company to be a part of an incubator program at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen… Read More >

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New incubator program at Paul Allen’s AI institute accepts English learning startup

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) has accepted the first startup as part of its new incubator program. Seattle-based AI2 announced today that Blue Canoe Learning, a Seattle startup building AI technology to help non-native English speakers improve their pronunciation, is the first to join its incubator for AI companies… Read more…

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AI Startup Blue Canoe Learning Raises $1.4M to Overcome the “Last Mile” of English Language Learning for Non-Native Speakers

Blue Canoe Learning, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps non-native English speakers improve their pronunciation, today announced it has raised an initial $1.4M investment from Kernel Labs and others, and has been accepted as the first company in the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)’s new incubator program…. Read More >

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