Merlyn Mind Teams With Promethean To Bring the Merlyn AI Digital Assistant To Teachers To Increase Classroom Productivity and Support Innovative Teaching
New distribution agreement will deliver the Merlyn AI digital assistant that gives teachers the freedom to teach from anywhere in the classroom
NEW YORK, June 21, 2022 – Today, Merlyn Mind, Inc., an AI technology company committed to bringing the latest technology advances to education to support teaching and learning, announced a new alliance with Promethean®. With the execution of this new agreement, Promethean will be the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for Symphony Classroom™, Merlyn Mind’s AI-powered hub that brings the Merlyn digital assistant to teachers to transform teaching. Merlyn gives teachers more natural control of the devices and digital services in their classrooms and untethers teachers from the front of the room. Responding to both voice and remote control, Merlyn empowers teachers with choices that simplify how they use classroom technology. With the alliance, education customers will be able to purchase Symphony Classroom directly through Promethean’s network of resellers.
“Promethean’s ActivPanel is the interactive display of choice for millions of teachers who rely on technology to drive student engagement and spark their imagination,” said Vin Riera, chief executive officer at Promethean. “By adding Symphony Classroom to the Promethean portfolio, we will make it easier for educators to teach untethered, supporting a student-centered environment that increases participation.”
Merlyn untethers teachers so they can interact with students while controlling technology and applications they already use with their voice or remote control from anywhere in the room. Teachers love what Merlyn does to help them as they teach today.
“The last decade has been head spinning in the evolution of AI,” said Satya Nitta, co-founder and chief executive officer at Merlyn Mind. “Deep learning as a field is really coming of age, advancing language understanding, speech recognition, image recognition, and these days, helping generate language. These all have incredible potential. We see ourselves as translators to bring these thrilling advancements to education to help teachers and students.”
Merlyn Mind is taking the science and turning it into products designed specifically for education to transform the future of education with AI. Working together with Promethean, a leading global education technology company that has transformed how schools use technology for more than 25 years, will accelerate Merlyn Mind’s ability to help more teachers and students with transformational technology solutions.
“At Merlyn Mind, we’re using the latest advances in AI to build transformative technology that gives teachers what they want most – the freedom to teach,” said Nitta. “The AI software platform makes it possible for Merlyn to quickly respond to teacher commands and integrate with the applications teachers use every day to simplify work and untether teachers to spend more time with students. Our new relationship with Promethean brings teachers a solution for classroom management that makes the most of the tools and technology educators already have with the best of AI and advanced technology.”
By combining MerlynMind’s AI and deep technology expertise with Promethean’s experience and history of bringing transformative technology to education customers, we are committed to continued innovation in education technology to support teaching and learning.
About Merlyn Mind
Merlyn Mind is an AI technology company translating the latest advances in AI to improve human productivity with workflow automation. Our first solution is Merlyn, the digital assistant for education. Merlyn seamlessly integrates into classrooms and existing edtech tools to automate everyday workflows for teachers so they can focus more time and attention on students. Merlyn is accessed through Symphony Classroom, an AI hub custom-built for the unique needs of education. Merlyn Mind is backed by visionary investors, led by Learn Capital. The company has attracted top talent from IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Broadcom, the Allen Institute for AI, and other innovative organizations. Merlyn Mind is headquartered in New YorkCity. For more information, visit merlyn.org.
Levi Belnap, Chief Strategy Officer
Promethean is a leading education technology company working to transform the way the world learns and collaborates. From our founding in Blackburn, England, more than 25 years ago to our global operations in 22 countries today, we’ve continued to explore, innovate, and inspire — designing learning and collaboration tools that are built for breakthroughs. Our award-winning interactive display, ActivPanel, and lesson delivery software, ActivInspire and ClassFlow, were designed to engage students, connect colleagues, and bring out the brilliance in everyone. With headquarters in Seattle, Washington, and offices worldwide, Promethean is a member of the NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited(HKSE: 0777) group of companies. Visit us at PrometheanWorld.com.
Jessica Moses, Director of Communications for Promethean
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