Watching a PBS NOVA tv show this evening led me to looking up this professor by the name of Luis von Ahn.  As is more and more common these days, these special people in all types of fields have a TED video that can let you see what makes them so special and this is the case with Luis.

I hope you will be as amazed as I was in watching his story both of the invention of something you all have seen and used without really knowing how you were part of a 750,000,000 person free labor team translating books and archived newspapers, as well as his newest project to translate the web into all major languages again with free labor, or more surprisingly, allowing people with limited money to learn new languages without paying for the education process as has been the business model of the past.

Enjoy the video and see what this is all about . . .

ReCATCHAs and DUOLINGO

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