Using recent developments in learning science and artificial intelligence, we can improve health literacy at scale to drive better health outcomes and reduced costs for patients, pharmas, providers, and payers. In this article, I’ll share my ideas on how we can drive this through personalized, adaptive learning.

Challenges in improving the health of people and delivering affordable healthcare

The only national data published so far on health literacy skills in the United States of America, released in 2006 by the U.S. Department of Education, found that limited health literacy coincided with adults self-reporting the worst health. While 53% of American adults were found to have Intermediate health literacy, 36% were found…


Using recent developments in learning science and artificial intelligence, we can improve health literacy at scale to drive better health outcomes and reduced costs for patients, pharmas, providers, and payers. In this article, I’ll share my ideas on how we can drive this through personalized, adaptive learning.

Challenges in improving the health of people and delivering affordable healthcare

The only national data published so far on health literacy skills in the United States of America, released in 2006 by the U.S. Department of Education, found that limited health literacy coincided with adults self-reporting the worst health. While 53% of American adults were found to have Intermediate health literacy, 36% were found…


We are excited to announce our partnership with Becker. In partnering with Becker, we are providing personalized learning for the CPA Exam. For 60 years, Becker has led CPA Exam preparation with a comprehensive study and coaching system. The new partnership optimizes student learning, and brings us closer to our mission in bringing the benefits of AI to education.

“We’ve had tremendous success with Becker’s approach to CPA Exam preparation, consistently producing top scorers”, said Mike Malee, president of Becker. …


As artificial intelligence propagates through organizations in an increasingly ubiquitous fashion, many are in dissonance. On one hand, automation promises a boost to employee productivity and to free up time to be spent on more creative and dynamic tasks. On the other hand, the new reality requires a fresh set of roles — a set with a scarce talent pool to fish in. According to World Economic Forum, 54% of occupations need upskilling by 2022. McKinsey found that 14% will be gone by 2030. …


Each year since 2012, the world has seen a new step function advance in AI capabilities. Fundamental building blocks of intelligence like vision (2012), simple video games (2013), machine translation (2014), complex board games (2015), speech synthesis (2016), image generation (2017), robotic control (2018), and writing text (2019) have all been tackled — and mastered, at superhuman levels.

As research continues to churn out new tools, industry scrambles to harness them. According to McKinsey data, AI will add $13tr to the global economy over the next decade, and organizations will be at the center of this propagation. However, only 8%…


We’re excited to announce that Oscar Täckström is joining us as Director of Research. Oscar will oversee various research projects that are critical to growing our business, including student and content modelling. His expertise in bringing state-of-the-art models to production at Google scale will help us accelerate our product growth even faster.

“We’re incredibly lucky to have Oscar join our leadership team. From the first time we met Oscar, we were amazed and humbled by his problem-solving abilities and by the depth of his strategic thinking. We look forward to continuing working with Oscar to build out our machine learning…


School as we know it will soon become a memory. In the 2020s, education will be tailored entirely to students’ individual knowledge gaps — redefining teachers roles in the classroom, says Joel Hellermark, CEO and founder of Sana Labs.

The best chess player in the world does not outperform the best computer. But the best player, combined with technology, always trumps the best computer.

The same principle will apply to education during the 2020s.

The structure of traditional education, where we devote the first 20 years of our lives to learning and the rest of our careers to applying knowledge…


The current state of Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) education does not reach its objective of providing students with sufficient prerequisites to learn Swedish. Students are more likely to drop out, or remain at a low proficiency level, than they are to complete the education. In the long term, this does not only affect the individual’s opportunities but also society as a whole by increasing segregation and government expenditure. All parties involved now have to take greater responsibility, a movement in which Sana Labs is part of advancing.

For years, investigations regarding the quality of SFI education have been piling up…


As language learning makes a sea change to online, users will come to expect personalized learning experiences. China’s AI-powered online education market alone reached $568 million in 2017 and is expected to surpass $26 billion in 2022. At Sana Labs, we build AI technologies to power these learning experiences through easy to integrate APIs. This means that machine learning models for personalization as well as pronunciation, grammar, and overall fluency feedback can be production ready in days, not months. In this article, I’ll highlight why deep learning will power this shift.

Pronunciation feedback


We are excited to announce our partnership with Academy. In partnering with Academy, we have set out to help them achieve their mission of educating thousands of engineers through coding bootcamps. Business Wire estimates that technological advancement across all sectors of the economy will be hindered by an acute global labor shortage of 4.3 million workers in the IT (TMT) sector by 2030; we are positive that Academy will play a major role in addressing this over the coming years.

“Our courses are three months in duration and maintain a high pace throughout; they are very demanding of participants and…

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