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Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try

Duolingo has been wildly successful. It has pulled in 500 million total registered learners, 40 million active users, 1.5 million premium subscribers and $190 million in booked revenues in 2020. It has a popular and meme-ified mascot in the form of the owl Duo, a creative and engaging product, and ambitious plans for expansion.There’s just one key question in the midst of all those milestones: Does anyone actually learn a language using Duolingo? “Language is first and foremost a social, relatio...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Obama, Tech, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Babbel, Pittsburgh, Language Learning, Luis Von Ahn, Ahn, Busuu, EC-1, Bernhard Niesner

How a bot-fighting test turned into edtech’s most iconic brand, Duolingo

Luis von Ahn, an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to scaling free education, has probably annoyed you more than once. In fact, you’ve likely been annoyed by his work dozens and maybe hundreds of times over the years. A decade before he co-founded the whimsical and language-learning app Duolingo, one of the most popular education apps in the world with over 500 million downloads and 40 million active users, he was building the technology that would become CAPTCHA, those human-annoying bu...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Education, Yahoo, Tech, Duke, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Guatemala City, Luis Von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Ahn

Time-Lapse Video Reveals Humanity’s Impact on the Earth Since 1984

Google has worked with experts at Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab to develop a time-lapse feature within Google Earth, which allows you to see firsthand the changes to our planet since 1984. In the biggest update to Google Earth since 2017, you can now see our planet in an entirely new dimension — time. With Timelapse in Google Earth, 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years have been compiled into an interactive 4D experience. Now anyone can watch time unfold and witne...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, Environment, Google Earth, Carnegie Mellon University, Facebook Twitter, Jane Goodall

The 20 best US schools for computer science and information systems

SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds published its World University Rankings by Subject on Wednesday. MIT ranked at the top of the computer science and information systems ranking. These are the top US schools for computer science and information systems. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds just published its 11th annual rankings of the best global colleges and universities for 51 differen...
Tags: Education, Stanford, New York City, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Mit, Chicago, Cambridge, Columbia University, University Of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Computer Science

Animated, interactive digital books may help kids learn better

Digital books may have a few advantages over ordinary ones when it comes to kids remembering their contents, according to a new study. Animations, especially ones keyed to verbal interactions, can significantly improve recall of story details — but they have to be done right. The research, from psychologist Erik Thiessen at Carnegie Mellon University, evaluated the recall of 30 kids aged 3-5 after being read either an ordinary story book or one with animations for each page. When asked afterward...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Education, Tech, Carnegie Mellon University, CMU, Thiessen, Erik Thiessen

When Steve Jobs Taught Andy Warhol to Make Art on the Very First Macintosh (1984)

When Andy Warhol first became famous, few knew what to make of his art. When Apple first released the Macintosh — dramatically promoted with that Ridley Scott Super Bowl commercial — few knew what to make of it either. The year was 1984, when almost nobody had seen a graphical user interface or even a mouse, let alone used them, and the Macintosh looked as strange and compelling when it entered the computing scene as Warhol did when he entered the art scene. Both seemed so casually to re...
Tags: Apple, Google, Art, Facebook, Technology, Mac, Steve Jobs, College, John Lennon, History, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Ridley Scott, Seoul, Lennon

John Turturro Introduces America to the World Wide Web in 1999: Watch A Beginner’s Guide To The Internet

There are only two kinds of story, holds a quote often attributed to Leo Tolstoy: a man goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town. When it set about producing A Beginner's Guide to the Internet, a "community service video" geared to viewers unfamiliar with the World Wide Web, internet portal company Lycos went with the latter. That stranger, a history teacher and aspiring comedian named Sam Levin, comes to a town named Tick Neck, Pennsylvania, his car having broken down early in a c...
Tags: Google, Film, College, America, History, United States, Web/Tech, David Bowie, Las Vegas, Telefonica, Seoul, Sam, Leo Tolstoy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Facebook Twitter

Fifteen grants to support computing research for undergraduate women

Ayanna Howard, Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, wouldn’t be where she is today without her undergraduate research experiences at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Growing up, Ayanna seemed to have a knack for math, puzzles, computers and gaming. By the time she started college, she had figured out her passion for robotics, and became a summer intern at JPL. The hands-on research experiences, the formation of a strong network...
Tags: Education, Nasa, Graduate School, Carnegie Mellon University, Puerto Rico, Jpl, Georgia Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL, Ayanna, School of Interactive Computing, Ayanna Howard, Ayanna Howard Professor, Computer Science Research, ProfessorCyber Research, Maine Research Focused Workshops, Maryland Baltimore CountyDanyelle Ireland

Facebook opening new AI lab in Seattle as it hires UW professor

Facebook is opening new AI labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, after hiring three professors from the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University. Its efforts are adding to pressure on universities and nonprofit AI research operations that are struggling to retain talent.
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Education, Seattle, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, University of Washington, UW

$13 million dollars in 10 years: CS professional development grants are open

Ten years ago, Jeff Walz, a manager on Google’s University Relations team, had a hunch about widening access to computer science (CS) education for students—he thought that if teachers could train other teachers, who would then train their students, together they could create a ripple effect. After attending a Carnegie Mellon University workshop for high school teachers designed to expose them to the “bigger picture of computer science,” Walz was inspired to create opportunities for teachers to ...
Tags: Google, Florida, Education, Africa, CS, Belfast, Carnegie Mellon University, PAUL, Jeff, Broward County, Lisa, DUBLIN Ireland, CMU, Trinity College Dublin, CSTA, Walz

Andy Warhol’s Seven Hand-Illustrated Books: Charming, Little-Known, and Now Available for the World to See (1952-1959)

Got a knack for drawing, painting, sculpting, creating handmade objects of any kind? You’re maybe more likely to monetize your skill—with an Etsy or Pinterest account, for example—than move to New York and try to make a go of it. Were such convenient means of setting up shop available in the late 40’s, when Andy Warhol studied art education and commercial art at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, respectively, one wonders whether the often bedridden, introverted artist...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, New York, Etsy, College, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Sam, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Campbell, Facebook Twitter, Taschen

3 Key Tips for Nailing Group Projects, as Told by 'The Social Network'

Teamwork makes the dream work. Does this sound familiar? It’s the night before your group’s big presentation, and you frantically type up a few key points for the outline. Your phone lights up with multiple notifications, filled with messages about last minute reminders, words of encouragement, and even the occasional complaint. You glance at your phone only for a brief moment until you take a deep breath and continue typing again.According to the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educati...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, College, Social Media, Harvard, Cameron, Projects, Ivy League, David Fincher, Carnegie Mellon University, Social Network, Sean Parker, Academics, Mark, Don

CMU researchers create a huge dome that can read body language

 The Panoptic Studio is a new body scanner created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that will be used to understand body language in real situations. The scanner, which looks like something Doc Brown would stick Marty in to prevent him from committing fratricide, creates hundreds of videos of participants inside the massive dome interacting, talking, and arguing. The team has… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Webcams, Education, Privacy, Xbox One, Tech, Kinect, Computing, Scanner, Carnegie Mellon University, Panopticon, Marty, CMU, Doc Brown

Carnigie Mellon will host its first Neurohackathon to solve human brain research goals

Carnegie Mellon University’s BrainHub will host its first Neurohackathon, sponsored by Qualcomm, May 24-25. The event is one of the first hackathons to engage computer scientists in using one of the hardest systems to crack: the structure of neural data and the brain.The brain has billions of neurons and trillions of synapses, making it an excellent source of big data. BrainHub researchers from across CMU’s Pittsburgh campus have collected vast amounts of information from the brain using techniq...
Tags: Science, Education, Future, Brain, Innovation, Qualcomm, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Epigenetics, CMU, Barth

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