Choosito! Official Competitor at XPRIZE

Choosito is building a game-changing AI solution that enables every child in the world to visit an online Childrenʼs Library with a Virtual Librarian that speaks their language, knows their strengths and weaknesses, their abilities and their interests, and is always there for them. Through our AI technology, we give children functional access to the almost limitless amount of useful and FREE materials available via the web. We are proud to have won the highly competitive IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Runner-Up Milestone Award on December 6, 2018 at the NeurIPS 2018 conference.

Virtual Librarian

The Virtual Librarian is now accessible to teachers and students participating in our pilots. We have, also, made available to the community a Public Library of resources that can be accessed and browsed here.

Our Partners

Refugee Programs

In support of the XPRIZE competition, Choositoʼs Virtual Librarian will reach hundreds of refugee children with limited or no access to formal education settings this summer through formal research pilot programs with the following organizations:

  • Athens Partnership | By working with Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono city consulting service offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Athens formed an independent nonprofit entity known as the Athens Partnership.
  • ELIX | A Greek NGO running the program; Learning for Integration Project: Quality Learning and Non-Formal Education for Refugees and Migrant Children in Greece
  • HIAS | Based in Pennsylvania, HIAS provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Daraja Academy | A Kenyan academy that provides an exemplary secondary education to girls who have no other means to attend school. They are girls who—despite their circumstances—earn high grades in primary school, give back to their communities, and demonstrate leadership. They show courage and kindness when faced with adversity. They are the kind of girls who can disrupt the cycle of poverty and act as champions of equality if only given the chance. One day, we hope that every girl will receive the education she needs to better her life, her community, and her world.
  • SNHU | Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has teamed up with YWCA NH to run the SNHU Center for New Americans at YWCA NH to help local refugees and immigrant populations gain access to education and other support services in New Hampshire. The Center provides credentialed ESOL programming, mentorship and coaching, college preparation, cultural orientation, and college-level courses and degrees out of the YWCA NH location in Manchester.

New Choosito's XPrize Virtual Librarian Summer 2019 Impact

Our Sponsor

Capital One Foundation has become a sponsor of Choositoʼs IBM Watson AI XPRIZE team. Through this initiative, Capital One Foundation will support the use of AI technology to help solve the problem of illiteracy amongst the 100 million underserved children of the world. Choositoʼs AI technology will extend beyond literacy, leading youth to a successful career in the 21st century workforce.

National Science Foundation Choosito! is proud to be supported by the National Science Foundation.