Re:course AI – a provider of a conversational AI learning and assessment platform for healthcare professionals – raised $4.3 million in equity funding.
Par Equity led the investment round with participation from Northern Gritstone, GMC Life Sciences Fund By Praetura, and Rob Wood.
With new funds, the company plans to expand its conversational AI avatars that help healthcare professionals to create and distribute online medical education and training courses at scale.
Re:course AI avatars
According to the company website, its AI avatars allow care providers to create medical training/educational videos/content using digital human-like digital/virtual avatars. The videos/contents can then be shared with other care providers to train medical staff to enhance care quality and outcomes.
The avatar is like a co-pilot to guide medical trainees through preparatory courses. Medical schools can choose from dozens of avatars, each equipped with language automation for a specific medical topic. Re:course AI will also train each avatar with distinct teaching parameters, which should help to address potential bias risks.
Re:course AI co-founder Scott Martin was eager to stress the overlap in thought across healthcare training and aviation schools, where pilots are also expected to undertake rigorous training.
“The aviation industry is another sector where safety is of paramount importance, and it has led the way in demonstrating the value of simulated training to maintain and update the skills of pilots,” Martin said. “We believe AI will augment, not replace, the healthcare workforce of the future, and we have already demonstrated in our customer implementations that Re:course AI can be the flight simulator for medical training.”
“In addition to front-line medicine, Recourse:AI also hopes its technology could address R&D labs in drug discovery and other life sciences fields. Martin said: “We are delighted to receive the backing of our investors, as we are keen to expand our team to respond to growing global demand for our digital human platform.”
According to our funding database, digital health startups providing learning disability support, medical education and information services have raised more than $1 billion in funding to date. More recently, Parallel Learning, a provider of virtual support services like tutoring, behavioral therapy, speech-language therapy, and executive function coaching, raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global with participation from Obvious Ventures, JAWS and Vine Ventures.