Sense Education, billed as the world’s first artificial intelligence solution for finding patterns and providing personalized feedback in student submissions, was chosen as the world’s best ed-tech startup at South Summit’s 2018 enlightED competition in Madrid.

Sense also won “Best Technology Solution for Learning and Education” at enlightED.

Sense identifies how people solve open-ended questions in FEAST (finance, engineering, accounting, science and technology) courses, allowing instructors to provide personalized feedback at scale, and making grading faster, fairer and more personalized.

The system was first deployed at Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University, and is now used at many other schools in Israel and the United States to generate tens of thousands of AI-enhanced personalized responsive hints, tips and grades.

María Benjumea, founder of South Summit, said she expects Sense to make a tremendous impact in the realm of education.

Based in Tel Aviv and New York, Sense Education raised its initial capital from angel investors and Jerusalem-based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd.

Sense utilized OurCrowd Connect, a strategic business development engine, to make contact with Spain’s IE University. This contact resulted in Sense being invited to apply to compete against 600 other startups in the new enlightED competition at this year’s South Summit.

According to global education market intelligence platform HolonIQ, “One billion learners at three million schools, colleges, and universities around the world are depending on innovation to prepare them for the jobs of the future. There is no better indication that the use of the kind machine learning and artificial intelligence that Sense deploys is a powerful path to follow for the ultimate success of learners and their institutions.”