News icon Mitchell Scholar and AI Entrepreneur Pierce ’09 Makes Classic Literature More Accessible with Adaptive Reader

Ethan Pierce, the 2009 Mitchell Scholar from Gardiner Area High School, Harvard University graduate, and Cambridge, Mass.-based artificial-intelligence entrepreneur, has launched Adaptive Reader, an AI-assisted platform that reinterprets literary classics into more accessible versions. So far, 14 public domain books are available through Adaptive Reader, including “Beowulf” and Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “Macbeth.” Learn more about how Pierce is helping to bring the classics to a broader audience—even those who read at a sixth-grade level—in this Boston Scope story.