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Pearson hires new Head of Artificial Intelligence

Head of AI

Digital education company Pearson has announced the appointment of Milena Marinova as its new Senior Vice President of AI Products and Solutions, highlighting the company’s efforts to explore the use of new technologies within the industry.

Marinova will be tasked with heading up the company’s AI efforts as it looks to implement new and existing technologies such as machine learning and data analytics into new and existing products.

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“Unlike other sectors, education is yet to fully realise the benefits of digital and advanced AI techniques, and there are great opportunities to improve learning outcomes and to enable better teaching,” said Marinova.

“Pearson is committed to transforming the learning experience and becoming the digital winner in education. As a strong believer in lifelong learning, I want to contribute and be a key part in that journey.”

Marinova joins Pearson from Intel where she stood as Senior Director of AI Solutions, leading the development of commercial applications of AI across a range of Industries.

Further, previously she has held executive roles at Idealab and Hyundai Capital America.

We have the opportunity to use technology to help shape the future of education in new ways for the next generation of learners, helping more students foster the knowledge and skills they need to succeed both in school and their careers,” said Tim Bozik, Global Head of Product at Pearson.

“Milena is an extraordinary talent and brings vast experience to our team. She will play an important role in this work and in continuing the digital and AI transformation of Pearson.”

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