News icon Scholars Speak Podcast: Ethan Pierce

In the latest episode of Scholars Speak, we catch up with Ethan Pierce, the 2009 Mitchell Scholar from Gardiner Area High School, Harvard University graduate, and Cambridge, Mass.-based artificial-intelligence entrepreneur. Listen up as Pierce tells us about why he launched Adaptive Reader, an AI-assisted platform that reinterprets literary classics into more accessible versions for educators and students. So far, 14 public domain books are available through Adaptive Reader, including “Beowulf” and Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “Macbeth.” Learn more about how Pierce is helping to bring the classics to a broader audience—even those who read at a sixth-grade level—as well as his advice for Scholars interested in breaking into the field of AI.

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