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"I can watch a million Astros games, but I'm not going to be a better baseball player until I pick up a bat or pick up a glove and actually start playing and then get coaching on it, right?" David Wakefield, founder of Houston-based Sibme, tells the Houston Chronicle.

"It's the same principle for training teachers."

That's why he's excited about Sibme's latest offering, an artificial intelligence tool that uses video and audio recordings from teachers to "transform professional learning," as the Chronicle puts it.

With Sibme, "you record and upload a 45-minute lesson and share it with the teacher next door or the principal at the school or somebody else, they've got to watch it for 45 minutes and that's time-consuming as well," COO TJ Hoffman tells InnovationMap.

With Sibme's AI tool, "I can go straight to those moments and see which kids I have called on, what kinds of questions I have asked them, who responded, and who hasn't, so it helps teachers develop better strategies for reaching kids," Wakefield says.

He tells the Chronicle it's like watching an athlete practice, but "I can watch a million Astros games, but I'

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