We are really excited to announce that Capital One has become a sponsor of Choosito’s IBM Watson AI XPRIZE team, aimed at addressing the problem of illiteracy among the 100 million underserved children in the world with the support of innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) technology.
By sponsoring this groundbreaking work, Capital One will help Choosito continue to drive technology development for social good around the globe. This can only be done by supporting research that paves the way to closing the gap between the perceived and actual workforce needs of ALL learners who wish to acquire skills in AI/ML. In addition, Choosito’s technology extends beyond literacy to 21st Century workforce skills that will be deployed with adult populations.
“We are pleased to sponsor Choosito in the prestigious IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. This four-year global competition challenges teams around the world to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI/ML technologies to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Cat Posey, Sr. Technol
ogy Director, Center for Machine Learning at Capital One.
“At Capital One, we’re guided by a belief that AI/ML technology can help augment human progress, and ultimately help our customers become more financially empowered, which is why we are thrilled to support the important mission of Choosito to develop this technology for social good.”
Expressing her excitement Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki, founder and CEO of Choosito and Adjunct Professor of Educational Technology, University of Pennsylvania said:
“As a top contender for the final XPRIZE competition, we are delighted to have the support of Capital One. Through their generous sponsorship, we are able to reach more underserved refugee children to improve their lives and livelihoods”
About Choosito’s XPRIZE:
Choositoʼs XPRIZE winning project builds Artificial Intelligence for personalized learning to fight child illiteracy one search at a time. Choosito is building a game-changing A.I.solution that enables every child in the world to visit an online Childrenʼs Library with a Virtual Librarian that speaks their language, knows their strengths and weaknesses, their abilities and their interests, and is always there for them. Through our A.I. technology, they give children functional access to the almost limitless amount of useful and FREE materials available via the web.