Peruvian MIT graduates create artificial intelligence platform for education

Peruvian MIT graduates create artificial intelligence platform for education

Three young Peruvian graduates of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have created a platform called Xplain which uses the artificial intelligence to offer free and paid educational services.

The objective of this project is to bring quality education to the greatest number of Peruvians, including those who do not have the resources to access it.

How does it work?

The founders are Raúl Alcántara, world champion in mathematics and obtained a scholarship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he graduated in Computer Science; Gyalpo Dongo, also an undergraduate student of Artificial Intelligence with a full scholarship at MIT, who has worked as a researcher at Oxford and Imperial College and as a computer engineer at Oracle; and Oscar Clemente, a professional graduated in Business Administration with a full scholarship at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC).

Xplain is based on the use of the artificial intelligence to make a real change in the education sector and help more than 2 million Peruvian students.

They are also creating free online resources such as a guide to applying to U.S. universities that will help more than 150,000 Peruvian students who apply to these institutions each year.

The idea of Xplain arose from the project leaders’ own experience, who seek to give the same opportunities they had to more students.

Currently, they are focusing on helping students with the International Baccalaureate and advising on scholarships at U.S. universities. In addition, in a few months they will expand to any type of tutoring and preparation for entrance exams.

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Daniel Chapman