# korbit

Korbit Technologies' mission is to democratize education by providing a high quality, interactive and personalized education for students around the world at low cost. Since 2018, the edtech startup is developing a real-time interactive and personalized intelligent tutor for learning data science and AI. The AI tutor adapts itself to the learner's needs and provides real-time targeted pedagogical support (such as definitions, explanations, examples, illustrations, mind maps), which has been shown to make big difference in learning outcomes and student motivation, and have been designed to scale to thousands of courses and millions of students. In 2020, Korbit was recognized as the “Top 100 AI Startups” (CB Insights) and the “Best Solution During the COVID-19 Pandemic” (EnlightenED Awards from South Summit). Co-Founder and Mila alumnus, Dr. (PhD) Iulian Serban, received the “Emerging Entrepreneurs” award by C2 Montreal.

## Classification in Machine Learning Explained

What is Logistic Regression AKA Classification? Logistic regression is a statistical method that allows us to perform classification. Essentially, the algorithm outputs probabilities which can then be mapped to different classes. The output is usually a discrete variable, such true or false, a class (cat or dog) and even ordinal classes (bad, medium or good). …

## How to Set Up a Python Notebook on Colab

Running ML Code the Free and Easy Way You’ve probably watched a few machine learning tutorials on the web but when it’s time to start writing some code you’re faced with the dreaded environment setup challenge and perhaps hardware limitations. Fret not, Google Colab is here to save the day! This post covers the steps …

## Predicting Cancer Recurrence Time in Python

Predicting Breast Cancer Recurrence Time In this post we will build a model for predicting cancer recurrence time with Linear Regression in Python based on a real dataset. Following the previous post about the concept of linear regression, let’s build a machine learning model that takes real data on breast cancer patients (using features like …

## Linear Regression in Machine Learning Explained

What is Linear Regression? Linear regression is a statistical method that allows us to summarize and study the relationships between quantitative variables. Essentially, linear regression helps us model how changes in one or more inputs vary the output. The output is usually a continuous variable, such as time, price and height. It is very common …

## Applications of Machine Learning in Healthcare

Data Abundance According to Wikipedia, the term information explosion refers to the rapid increase in the amount of published information or data and the effects of this abundance. A major cause for this information explosion is the digitization of the various industries. The healthcare industry is no exception to this phenomenon and has digitized various …

## Korbit at the AI4Good Conference 2019

— Montreal, June 7-9, 2019 TechAide organized a fundraising initiative and Hackathon for AI4Good at the Mila offices. Teams were presented with 5 real world challenges faced by several nonprofit organizations. The conference was a success and brought together Montreal’s tech and non-profit communities. Some of the challenges included food-waste and improving third-world medical records …

## An Interview with Korbit’s CEO, Iulian Serban (Part 2/2)

May 24, 2019 — In this second half of the interview, Iulian talks about the technology behind the company and the new course on machine learning taught by Korbi, the new state-of-the-art AI-tutor.

## An Interview with Korbit’s CEO, Iulian Serban (Part 1/2)

May 24, 2019 — Korbit Technologies held its launch party on a beautiful and sunny Friday afternoon at the Norman House. The audience was diverse and very engaged raising many questions surrounding the launch of the new Korbit platform, with the goal of transforming and democratizing education through AI-powered tutors. Korbit also shared the news …

## Korbit at the BDO Montreal #VCPitchDay Finals

Korbit selected as part of the top 9 companies for #VCPitchDay Montreal 2019 April 2, 2019 (Notman House). The BDO organized a reception and networking opportunity in light of their VC Pitch Day 2019. Korbit’s CMO, Mihai Gheorghian attended the event and here’s what he had to say:  “Montreal is attracting more and more startup …