Riiid Labs, Leader in AI Education Solutions, Names Jim Larimore to Executive Team
Riiid Labs, a leader in AI education solutions, announced the appointment of Jim Larimore as Chief Officer for Equity in Learning. In this newly-created leadership role, Larimore will drive Riiid’s strategic initiatives in building global partnerships to close gaps in equity, opportunity, and student success by creating and delivering new AI education solutions to help students achieve their full potential.
Larimore will also lead the creation of a diverse and global network of universities, non-profit organizations and companies to attract top AI talent to participate in the EdNet Challenge, and encourage more women and people of color from all nations to enter the AI field. Riiid recently made its EdNet dataset, containing over 100 million interactions data, publicly available for research purposes.
“Jim has distinguished himself as an education pioneer and catalytic innovator for more than 20 years at some of the most elite institutions in the world,” said David Yi, CEO of Riiid Labs. “He brings passion, creativity and a profound commitment to help students and educators everywhere to take advantage of the untapped power of artificial intelligence software.”
Larimore joins Riiid from ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning where he served as Chief Officer. Previously he held top education leadership roles as Deputy Director for Post Secondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as the chief student affairs officer at Dartmouth College, Swarthmore College, New York University Abu Dhabi, and Amherst College. His higher education career began at Stanford University, where he served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Director of the University’s American Indian Program, and Assistant to the provost. He holds an MA in Education from Stanford University and is a first-generation college graduate from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
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Larimore has served on numerous non-profit boards including the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, the Aspen Institute’s Office for Community Solutions, the Center for Academic Integrity, the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program, and Student Affairs Advisory Boards for MIT and the Universidad de Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
“AI is the most exciting and disruptive new development in education in my professional career,” Larimore said. “Riiid is truly pioneering new ways to leverage AI in all areas of education. Its fully personalized learning solutions are unique and proven to be a success. Beyond traditional school-based teaching, all industries today require learning. AI-optimized learning solutions can be applied across all industries for job training, talent training, and more. It’s an exciting time to join Riiid and create collaborative partnerships that will make an impact.”
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