AI2’s Oren Etzioni to entrepreneurs: It’s not too late to ride the machine-learning wave

Another startup that’s maturing in AI2’s incubator, Blue Canoe Learning, has developed an app that uses speech recognition and machine learning to help users pronounce their English better. “Why is pronunciation important? A, there’s a bunch of people I know, and I can’t quite understand them,” Etzioni said. “That’s a smaller thing. But a much bigger […]

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Blue Canoe Wins 2018 Tech Impact Award

To many, Washington’s tech sector seems esoteric, otherworldly. The reality, is that tech — the creation of new and better tools — is as ordinary as peanut butter and jelly, as essential as air and water. On the pages that follow, we shine a spotlight on 19 honorees whose efforts and accomplishments affect the lives of […]

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Pilot study shows technology breakthrough for adults in improving spoken fluency in English
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Blue Canoe Learning and Native English Institute (NEI) have completed a three-month study that evaluated Japanese and Russian participants who are working to improve their English.  By combining a weekly online 1:1 session with an expert NEI teacher with daily 10-minute practices with the Blue Canoe mobile app, study participants significantly improved the comprehensibility of […]

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