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  • 10-Aug-2017

Native Intelligibility Corporation

Abstract

Over 75% of aspiring Chinese foreign students fail TOEFL-speaking tests, and are thus denied an opportunity to study abroad. Native Intelligibility is artificial intelligence software for aspiring Chinese foreign students to ace TOEFL-speaking tests. Leveraging Native English Teachers empowered by machine learning technology, Native Intelligibility encourages Chinese to speak without fear, records mistakes without interrupting, provides auditory and visual feedback, from Native English Teachers.

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Who is your customer?

A panel at Harvard Kennedy School lauded Chinese education for teaching so much knowledge to so many people so quickly. Yet, to do so, Chinese education is test-oriented, unindividualized, no focus on speaking, lack of confidence, limited time, and segmented. So, students have wrong pronunciation, inappropriate vocabulary, and slow reaction. Rich Chinese parents need a competitive edge for their children to become individuals, to have access to resources, and to escape from proletariat life.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Native Intelligibility enables Chinese students to score in the top quartile of the TOEFL-Speaking exam, thus enabling wealthy Chinese parents to enroll their deeply loved children in expensive top-tier US universities. These children broaden cultural horizons making them valuable in China to work in export companies. English language skills make them viewed as individuals in Chinese society. Specialty foreign knowledge provides status among their peers. This is how to succeed in China.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Chinese society recognizes that a US graduate degree is key for children of wealthy parents to be perceived as differentiated back home, and to be valued by their own government. Parents spend $3k per child on in-person English classes, but are taught by Chinese speakers. Native Intelligibility offers $20 native expert feedback for each oral TOEFL speaking attempt. Each takes our experts 20 minutes. Artificial Intelligence learns from mistakes.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Our intellectual property is our patent-pending artificial intelligence TOEFL Speaking application that learns from mistakes of Chinese students whom we tutor and feedback on those mistakes chosen by Native English Teachers in IL. This IP is outside of China and behind a human firewall to prevent hacking. Our Artificial Intelligence engine makes expert native speaker English Teachers more accurate and more efficient, thus providing valuable IP for company against giants like Google or Sequoia.