(Bloomberg) -- The world’s largest education company is leveraging IBM’s Watson platform as it tries to take college tutoring from campus libraries to the virtual world.

Pearson Plc is partnering with Armonk, New York-based International Business Machines Corp. to use the Watson artificial intelligence product as an online tutor for college courseware. The companies on Tuesday announced a pilot project that’s already underway in the U.S. and is set to expand through 2017 and 2018.

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