the power of the crowd; harnessing for transformative causes and “otherwise”:

the power of the crowd; harnessing for transformative causes and "otherwise":
100 million translating the web for free!
Duolingo Intro
From: duolingo  | Nov 29, 2011  | 12,348 views
http://duolingo.com — With Duolingo you learn a language for free, and simultaneously translate the Web. Video by Pomp&Clout.
Duolingo
@duolingo
Learn a language and simultaneously translate the Web.

Breaking Language Barriers with Crowdsourcing

Event Interactive 2012
Format Solo
Organizer Luis von Ahn  Carnegie Mellon University and Duolingo
Speakers
  1. Luis von Ahn  Carnegie Mellon University and Duolingo
Description Language differences remain a barrier for the global sharing of knowledge, and computers cannot process human language accurately. This session will describe an ambitious project called Duolingo, which aims to coordinate 100 million people to translate the Web into every major language for free.
Questions
Answered
  1. How can we incentivize 100 million people to work for free for the benefit of humanity?
  2. How can people who don't know a second language help to translate the Web?
  3. How can we guarantee that the contributed translations are accurate?
  4. How can we maximize the efficiency of the contributors?
  5. Can these ideas be applied to other problems?
Level Intermediate
Supporting Material http://duolingo.com 
Category Global / International Issues
Tags crowdsourcing, Duolingo, language
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