Riiid Labs, the global arm of AI-education company Riiid, and ConnecME Education signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for an exclusive partnership in the Middle East and North Africa to deliver AI-enabled education. By integrating Riiid’s AI solutions into the ConnecME education platform, the partnership will introduce a new level of innovative instruction for students in the region.
Riiid is a leading AI EdTech start-up based in Korea, offering Santa, a mobile application for the widely utilized English proficiency exam, Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). Santa, which has been used by more than a million students in Korea and Japan, reached No. 1 in sales among education apps in the Android market after only five months. Riiid Labs, based in Silicon Valley, continues to build upon Riiid’s success in Asia, expanding its business globally. The company aims to empower global education players to rethink the traditional ways of learning by using Riiid’s AI.
“We are honored to partner with ConnecME Education on this important initiative to develop new opportunities for students through AI technology as they prepare for university and the workplace,” Riiid Labs CEO David Yi said. “With ConnecME’s knowledge and experience and close working relationship with national governments, we believe this will help drive a paradigm shift in learning and how the use of new technology-based tools can support academic success and growth.”
ConnecME Education is an international education company that provides tailored solutions for schools, universities, and government departments. With an extensive network of testing centers, ConnecME education has a long history providing cutting edge solutions across corporate, government, and education sectors.
“We are definitely impressed with the evidence and experience that Riiid’s AI team has achieved and their insightful AI expertise in the field of learning and education,” said Mohammad Shadid, CEO of ConnecME Education. “We are excited to be Riiid’s partners in our ongoing journey to bring the best products to the UAE and the wider region with the next generation of learning and assessment products.”
Riiid’s proprietary AI technology analyzes student data and content, predicts scores and user behavior, and recommends personalized study plans in real-time to help students optimize their learning potential. Santa for TOEIC has improved users’ scores by an average of 129 points out of possible 990 points after just 20 hours of study by providing targeted learning, predicting when students are most likely to lose interest, and motivating them to stay engaged.
About Riiid Labs
Riiid Labs, based out of Silicon Valley, is the global arm of parent company Riiid, a leading AI solutions provider delivering creative disruption to the education market through its cutting-edge technology. The company aims to empower global education players to rethink the traditional ways of learning via extending Riiid’s AI competency. For more information, please visit https://riiidlabs.ai.
With a strong belief in equal opportunity in education, Riiid launched Santa for TOEIC in 2017, the firm’s first commercialized AI tutor solution based on a deep-learning algorithm, attracting more than a million users in South Korea. Riiid’s AI tutor solution replaces textbooks and traditional lectures with a personalized AI tutor outpacing human tutors at a fraction of the cost. Based on highly scalable and proven AI technology, Riiid is aggressively expanding its business to new test areas and geographical markets. It currently operates Santa for TOEIC in Korea and Japan and has launched Santa SAT in Vietnam. For more information, please visit https://www.riiid.co/en/main.
ConnecME is an international educational company that understands the importance of empowerment and global citizenship. With our strong partnerships, we aim to provide tailored educational and career solutions to meet the unique needs of schools, universities, associations, certifying bodies, and government departments. Our goal is to provide students and lifelong learners with opportunities to help them become globally competitive and to attain excellence and recognition in the global domain. We view our role as one of continuous support to students and candidates in helping to open more doors to opportunities both at home and abroad.