TEDX: Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration

  • kuroshiro

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    Dec 08, 2011 6:52 PM GMT

    ABOUT THIS TALKAfter re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately -- all for free.
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    Dec 09, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    I just got an invite to Duolingo yesterday! I chose German and tested it out for a bit, it's hard to believe this is actually free with how complex it is. I recommend that anyone that's interested in learning a foreign language signs up (only english/spanish/german are available right now though).

    The project is incredibly ambitious and has enormous potential, much respect as a fellow computer person.