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Efficiency in algorithms? Luis von Ahn, founder and CEO of reCAPTCHA and Duolingo

Since the term "crowd-sourcing" was coined almost a decade ago, the phenomenon has expanded from narrow problem-solving into a new way of life. Oksana is joined by Luis von Ahn, CEO and founder of the free language app Duolingo to discuss the millions of people who rely on it, whether to learn a foreign language or find a better driving route, receiving individually tailored services in exchange for their own data points. How far can this synergy between customization and data collection go in reshaping the world? The interview took place at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow.

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