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Duolingo: Translating the Web with Millions of People

Duolingo: Translating the Web with Millions of People

This video was recorded at 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Toronto 2012. I want to translate the web into every major language: every web page, every video, and, yes, even Justin Bieber's tweets. With its content split up into hundreds of languages — and with over 50 percent of it in English — most of the web is inaccessible to most people in the world. This problem is pressing, now more than ever, with millions of people from China, Russia, Latin America and other quickly developing regions entering the web. In this talk, I introduce my new project, called Duolingo, which aims at breaking the language barrier, and thus making the web truly world wide. We have all seen how systems such as Google Translate are improving every day at translating the gist of things written in... Show More


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