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Science Behind The News: Crowdsourcing and Luis von Ahn

Science Behind The News: Crowdsourcing and Luis von Ahn

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Subject Math
Grade Level Grades 9-12

About This Lesson

When humans and computers work together, they can find solutions to many different types of problems. Guatemalan-American Luis von Ahn, an entrepreneur and a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, explains the science behind crowdsourcing and how the concept is helping solve such diverse problems as digitizing books online and translating the web to foreign languages. Learn how crowdsourcing helped to create Re-Captcha, Duolingo and Fold It. 

"Science Behind the News" is produced in partnership with NBC Learn. Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

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This was most informative. Thank you for enlightening me. Claire
kiwiclaire
June 19, 2014
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