Cognii is an edtech startup and a leading provider of virtual assistant technology to the education and training industry. Cognii’s Virtual Learning Assistant (VLA) uses Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing to engage students in interactive learning. The VLA provides automatic assessment of students’ open-response answers and guides them towards conceptual mastery. As education moves online, assessment and engagement are the biggest challenges to providing a scalable high quality learning experience without increasing the burden on human instructors. Cognii VLA is helping students in K-12, higher education and corporate training markets.