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It’s a challenge to learn a new language, especially once we’re past 18 years old. But Duolingo, self-proclaimed as “the world’s best way to learn a language” and seconded by reviewers at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, is set to change that with an assist from artificial intelligence (AI). Duolingo launched in 2011, and through a powerful mix of personalized learning, immediate feedback and gamification/rewards, it has become one of the most downloaded educational apps today. Let’s take a look at how artificial intelligence helps the company deliver personalized language lessons to its 300 million users.
The Amazing Ways Duolingo Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Deliver Free Language Learning
Duolingo on a Mission to Offer Free Language Education
Founded in Pittsburgh by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Luis von Ahn, who is renowned for creating CAPTCHA, Duolingo’s mission is to “make education free and accessible to everyone in the world.” Today the company’s more than 300 million users receive personalized training on more than 30 distinct languages ranging from Spanish to Navajo to Klingon through its cross-platform app. Learning a language is time-intensive—the U.S. State Department estimates it can take 600 to …
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