US, UK teams share $10M XPRIZE award for child literacy

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, U.S. space tourist Anousheh Ansari waves shortly after landing near the town of Arkalyk, northern Kazakhstan. CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, Ansari, funded the first prize for $10 million for private space flight. The 2019 XPRIZE, also for $10 million, funded by entrepreneur Elon Musk, presented a challenge: Come up with open-sourced software that could easily be downloaded onto tablets used by illiterate children to teach themselves to read. The winner of this latest competition for global innovation is being announced Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Los Angeles.

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