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Mar. 19, 2019 1:34 pm

Byte Back and Sorcero are teaming up to integrate AI into tech classrooms

Sorcero is donating its AI product for use in Byte Back classes to help make learning and retaining information easier.
A Byte Back course in action.

A Byte Back course in action.

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D.C.-based tech inclusion nonprofit Byte Back and Sorcero are teaming up to integrate AI software into tech classrooms to make learning and retaining information easier.

Sorcero provides tools to help a company’s team members make it easier to find answers to questions, as Technical.ly DC previously reported, and the D.C.-based startup also appeared at the Vinetta Project final pitch competition last year. Sorcero’s partnership with Byte Back is the first time the company is teaming up with a nonprofit to test its software in the community, a press release states.

Byte Back Technical Instructor Andrew Quilpa tested Sorcero’s AI software in his CompTIA IT Fundamentals course last fall in which students used the software to ask questions and instantly got answers sourced directly form the curriculum, guides and instructor’s information.

“Unlike using a traditional search engine, where there can be too much information, Sorcero is much more focused,” Quilpa said in a statement. “For Byte Back students who don’t have a computer at home, Sorcero is a huge help because they can use it through SMS.”

Sorcero’s software is accessible via text messages, on computers and via email, making it easier for students to study at home.

“Often times, we have found that technology is not always optimized for the lives of people like the students of Byte Back – people who may not have laptops at home, who may not be able to spend as much time using tech,” Dipanwita Das, CEO and founder of Sorcero said in the press release. “We want Byte Back students to help inform the design of Sorcero from the very beginning.”

Das said Sorcero is donating their product to the nonprofit for use in its classes, like Byte Back’s CompTIA A+ course that started last month. As part of the coursework, students are reading guides with more than 1,300 pages of learning materials.

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