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  • Duolingo, learn a language for free while helping to translate the web - Provost's Lecture Series - Information Futures

    Series Name:

    Provost's Lecture Series

    Presenter:

    Luis von Ahn, A. Nico Habermann Associate Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

    Sponsor:

    Provost's Office

    Location:

    Perkins Library 217 - Map

    Cost:

    Free of charge

    When:

    to

    Contact:

    Booth, Susan

    Email:

    susan.booth@duke.edu

    Phone:

    668-2596

    Duolingo: Learn a Language for Free while Helping to Translate the Web. Professor von Ahn wants to translate the Web into every major language: every webpage, every video, and, yes, even Justin Bieber's tweets. With its content split up into hundreds of languages, most of the Web is inaccessible to most people in the world. This problem is pressing with millions of people from quickly developing regions entering the Web. In this talk, Professor von Ahn will introduce his new project, called Duolingo, which aims at breaking this language barrier, and thus making the Web truly "world wide."

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