The Technology

Although algorithms and artificial intelligence will never replace our teachers, their ability to resolve complex tasks without the need for human cognition makes them extremely useful for freeing up valuable time and resources in the classroom.

Developed following an extensive, 30 year long research project carried out at the Karolinska Institute, which has selected the Nobel Laureates in medicine since 1901, we have trained our machine learning algorithms to recognise correlations and patterns in eye movement data, so they can quickly and objectively determine a child’s reading attainment.

Comparing eye movement recordings to those from over 30 years research, our technology can pick up on even very minor differences in the way children’s brains process text.

Although, the technology is already extremely precise, it is actually able to learn from new data, meaning the more it is used in schools the more accurate and precise the picture of reading attainment it is able to give!

 

 

 

The Research   The Process Step by Step   The Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions...

What is Artificial Intelligence ?

Artificial intelligence generally refers to computers and software which can resolve complex tasks and recognise connections which normally require cognitive ability on a human level

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is a sub area within artificial intelligence which aims to develop programmes and systems which can adapt to resolve complex problems through available data and experience rather than rules and instructions. The algorithms and methods used within machine learning are data driven and based upon statistical calculations. For systems developed with machine learning, such as ours, the more data that there is available to train the algorithms, the better equipped the system is to resolve tasks.

Will AI technology replace our teachers and SENCOs?

Whist our algorithms are extremely powerful they will never be a substitute for a good teacher! Our technology simply helps free up valuable resources so teachers can sped their time doing what they do best – supporting their pupils.

How do eye movements relflect reading attainment?

Reading involves a complicated interplay between many different cognitive and linguistic processes. Measuring when, where, and how a child’s eyes move in relation to the words they read allows us to quickly evaluate how effectively these processes work together, and pick up on minor differences in the way their brains process text on lexical, syntactic and structural levels.

 

How do we secure your data?

Access to data through the Results Portal is only granted through a strong two stage authentication process. We are able to grant individuals within a school or organisation access to the results on different levels, so they are provided with only the relevant data they require.

What if schools do not already have the hardware needed?

We would not expect schools to have many eye trackers lying around, so we include all hardware required in the cost of a first year license. We not only include the eye tracker and monitor required, but also all training and support.