Alumnus Alexander Caro and team awarded Grand Innovation Prize for an AI chatbot

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St Cross alumnus Alexander Caro (MSc Education - Learning & Technology, 2016) is a member of the team that won the MIT Solve and Jacobs Foundation Grand Innovation Challenge for creating an AI chatbot tutor.

The team has recently received the Grand Innovation Prize in the Scalable Innovations for Blended Learning category for their work on the chatbot, Rori, as part of their work with the Rising Academies Network.

Rori is an AI-based personalized education chatbot, designed for use in rural and low-tech environments in West Africa. The chatbot harnesses AI and engaging audio lessons to deliver personalised learning to any student, on any phone.

The Grand Innovation Prize allows recipients teams to work on further developing their projects over the next months with professional support from MIT Solve and the Jacobs Foundation. The Jacobs Foundation is an organisation focused on giving better opportunities to children and youth for positive development and equitable access to education, whatever their background, place of residence or family income. Whilst Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges and give a chance to social impact innovations.


Many congratulations to Alexander and company on their great achievement!