Using Problems to Solve Problems
Inside Luis Von Ahn's Duolingo
Earlier this year, GOOD and Progressive teamed up to bring you the Progress Is GOOD Challenge, a hunt for creative change makers whose initiatives are pushing to make our world a little bit better.
In the spirit of celebrating progress and the driving forces behind it, we’re thrilled to announce the winner of this years challenge is Duolingo.
We were inspired by the innovative language-learning platform not only for its fun, effective, and completely free skill building services, but also for its powerful global impact and reach.
Students use the Duolingo platform to translate news from English to their native languages as they hone their new English skills. And, as they improve their language proficiency, they convert previously untranslated text into other languages, making news and information more accessible across the globe in real time.
The brainchild of crowdsourcing savant Luis von Ahn, Duolingo creatively marries gamification, human computation, and social impact — making it a truly progressive company that embraces the ethos of living well by doing good.
This post is brought to you by GOOD, with support from Progressive. Learn how Progressive continues to inspire social innovators to find creative solutions at Progressive's Apron Project.
Video created by GOOD & Creative Director: Anya Farquhar, DP / Editor: Ryan Maxey.
Twitter Mocks The Donald With #TrumpBookReport ‘Green eggs? Wrong. Cats in hats? Never.’
‘Troll Trump’ Gives Money To Clinton Every Time Trump Tweets It’s called ‘Troll Trump’ for a reason.
’Super Mario Bros.’ Gets New Life Thanks To Speedrunners Seeking To Finish The Game As Quickly As Humanly Possible Challengers will often tally up tens of thousands of attempts to shave precious seconds off their completion times.
Want to Be Original This Halloween? Don't Dress Up as Harley Quinn She tops Google’s list of the ten most popular costumes this Halloween.
Pakistan Was Poised For World Cup Greatness Until A Military Conflict Got In The Way Tensions in Kashmir kept Pakistan from competing in the first Kabaddi World Cup in nine years
The 5 Most Uncomfortably Awkward Trump Moments During Last Night's Charity Event He's the first candidate to ever get booed at the charity event