Merlyn named CODiE Award finalist for ‘Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Ed Tech’

Merlyn Mind
June 21, 2024

Merlyn, the AI assistant for education, was named a 2023 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist in the “Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Ed Tech” category. CODiE Finalists represent the best products, services, and people in the Education and Business Technology Industries.

Merlyn, developed by the AI research and product company Merlyn Mind over the past five years, leverages the power of AI to allow teachers and students to interact naturally with the technology in their classrooms. Using voice commands or touch, they can operate their front-of-class display, laptop, and internet applications from anywhere in the room.

“At Merlyn Mind, we believe the real benefits of AI are revealed when solutions are purpose-built for specific industries and their unique workflows and safety needs,” says Dr. Satya Nitta, co-founder and CEO. “That’s exactly what we’re doing for education with Merlyn.”

With Merlyn, the tech disappears into the background. Merlyn handles the repetitive, mundane tasks so teachers can do what teachers do best – maintain the flow of class, increase engagement, and drive successful learning outcomes.

The SIIA CODiE Awards, the long-running, premier awards program for the software and information industries, are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association, the principal trade association for the software, education, media, and digital content industries. Merlyn was selected as a finalist across dozens of Business Technology and  Education Technology categories, among hundreds of nominations.

“The 2023 CODiE Award finalists highlight the products and people who are out in front, leading their industries forward,” said SIIA President Chris Mohr. “These honorees continue the proud tradition of CODiE Award finalists of recognizing the most impactful products, services, and leaders of their time, setting a foundation for the next generation of innovators. Congratulations to all who received this well-earned acknowledgment.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-recognized awards program. Finalists are determined by industry experts. CODiE Award winners will be announced during the Virtual Celebrations June 21-22, 2023 at 1 p.m. ET.

Details about each finalist are listed here.

About Merlyn Mind

Merlyn Mind is an AI technology company translating the latest advances in AI to improve human productivity with workflow automation. Our first solution is Merlyn, the AI assistant for education. Merlyn seamlessly integrates into classrooms and existing ed-tech tools to automate everyday workflow for teachers so they can focus more time and attention on students. Merlyn Mind is backed by visionary investors led by Learn Capital. The company has attracted top talent from IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Broadcom, the Allen Institute for AI, and other innovative organizations. Merlyn Mind is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to celebrate the vision, talent, and advances in building quality products in the Tech Industry. Since 1986, thousands of products, services, and solutions have been recognized for Leading Innovation and Achieving Excellence. For more information, visit

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 700 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing, and connects learners and educators. Our diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better communication across the information ecosystem.

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