Digital

Learn a language while helping to build a translation engine

Excerpt from AllThingsD

Jun 19, 2012 7:04 am

Skift Take

Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur won’t be happy about von Ahn’s first goal: making learning a language free and easy. And Translations.com won’t like the second: free translation services for individuals and companies.

— Skift

Win an All-Expenses Paid Trip to NYC to Tour the Future of Travel

Luis von Ahn, the crowdsourcing pioneer who developed reCAPTCHA, has come up with the perfect crowdsourcing project. His new company Duolingo aims teaches people how to speak languages by reading, writing, speaking and listening to translations of Web content. The byproduct of that activity, if all goes well, will be a fast and accurate human-powered translation engine.

Read the Complete Story →

Tags:

Next Up

More on Skift

Free Skift Report: The Future of Personalized Marketing In Travel
International Tourism on Track for Another Record-Breaking Year
Daily Travel Startup Watch: XMiles, Trodly And More
Register Now for a Webinar on “The Rise of the Silent Traveler”