Tech Spotlight: Duolingo Bots

Duolingo, the language learning site, has recently come out with a new feature that pairs chat bots with learners who want a native speaker experience without the scheduling and cost. The feature lets learners chat with bot characters drawn from common travel experiences: a taxi driver, police officer, chef, and others, to help learners practice conversations they might have in a new language.

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This is a great resource for language learners at Stony Brook. For libraries, this could also be another great use case for informational chat bots.

Laura Costello

Laura Costello

Head of Research & Emerging Technologies at Stony Brook University Libraries
Laura is the Head of Research & Emerging Technologies, and the liaison to the Computer Science and Linguistics departments.
email: laura.costello@stonybrook.edu
Laura Costello
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