Anoto Group AB (publ) (“Anoto”) announces that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Sana Labs. The agreement establishes a framework within which Anoto and Sana Labs will work together to bring AI features into Anoto’s proprietary education solution named C.AI (pron. Kai). C.AI, the world’s first offline AI solution in education, will use the Anoto smartpen to collect data from written tests to analyse a student’s performance and be able to provide personalized recommendations, positively affecting the students’ learning outcome, based on how the student interacted during the test.
Anoto will use the AI technology provided by Sana Labs to analyse the data collected by the pen (including motorics, time, stroke count and latency) to understand why a particular student is struggling with a particular problem, concept or question. The AI-recommendation engine finds the knowledge gaps – for each individual student – and recommends the right content, question or concept which the students need to go through in order to learn better and achieve mastery.
“Education needs help from technology. The traditional school system with one standardized curriculum is not effective for all students. There are many Artificial Intelligence companies in the online education space that brings value added services such as personalized lesson plans and predictive analytics based on learning history.
However, in the offline education, data cannot be accumulated easily, hence applying AI solutions is difficult. That is where Anoto comes in. Our smartpen is a data aggregator and enabler.
The Anoto pen together with AI and a well designed education solution is a truly unique product in the world of USD 7 trillion annual education market”, says Joonhee Won, CEO of Anoto.
To initiate the partnership, a pilot is being launched where the AI enabled C.AI will be tested on a selected student group from Time Education, one of Korea’s largest education companies with annual revenue of USD 250 million and with access to over 280 000 students. Time Education is a closely related company to Joonhee Won where he is non-executive chairman. The offline education market is valued to USD 7 trillion while the online market is sized USD 160 billion, 2% of the size of the offline market.