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Alibaba invests in education platform amid tighter rules

Education platform Knowbox has received a new round of funding to develop cost-saving AI technology, but with regulations tightening, time is running out for these platforms to generate positive cash flows.

Knowbox, a Beijing-based education platform, said on Thursday that it had closed a $150 million Series D fundraising deal, to develop artificial intelligence AI.

Alibaba led the round of investment, joined by Jack Ma’s investment fund Yunfeng Capital, Bertelsmann Asia Investments, and C Ventures.

The fundraising proceeds will mainly be used to develop AI with the ability to create online classes on a massive scale, to save costs. By using  AI, it is possible to create customised services for students without charging them a higher price.

Having the ability to save on costs is crucial for any online...

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