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Meet new bot that helps you learn a language the natural way

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Meet new bot that helps you learn a language the natural way
Duolingo, the maker of a variety of language training solutions, is joining the bot club, according to Mashable.

Learning a language is difficult enough without opportunities to engage in actual dialog, and Duolingo is apparently heading in the direction of putting a learning partner right in your pocket.

Generally speaking, bots are snippets of AI — or live connections into entire cloud-based machine intelligence backends — that plug into an app, such as a messaging app or Duolingo’s languages app, and engage the user in conversation, answer questions, and respond to other input.
Facebook Messenger, Microsoft Skype, Google Assistant, and a number of other technologies are bots, and they promise to expose more people to AI while making systems of all kinds more responsive.
Duolingo’s bot is presently available for its iOS app, and supports Spanish, French, and German for now. The bot responds to conversation, naturally, and helps out the language learner by providing corrections, engaging in dialog, and suggesting appropriate responses.

The bot is smart enough to start out slowly and ramp up the complexity as a user progresses, and can even recognize the context of a conversation and respond accordingly.

You can try out the bot now on your iPhone or iPad by downloading the app for free from the App Store. The app requires iOS 8.0 or higher, and doesn’t seem to be available yet for Android or Windows phones.

If you’re looking to learn a language with the least amount of stress and embarrassment, then perhaps Duolingo’s new bot is just the practice partner you’ve been looking for.

 

 

 

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