Duolingo Bots

AI-powered characters to teach language conversation

BotGolden Kitty 2016
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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Easy to use, voice option is between good and great, good change of pace from rest of product

    Cons: 

    Duolingo's voice recognition isn't the best yet, but clearly improving

    Duolingo is the best language tool I've found so far, and the bots are a big feature win

    Lee Haugen has used this product for one month.
  • San Mc DillonDigital Marketing, Onata
    Pros: 

    There are many benefits to automating your conversational business applications.

    Cons: 

    There are also some inherent risks when using conversational applications with high levels of automation.

    Duolingo today introduced chatbots to its app that allow you to have AI-powered conversations.

    San Mc Dillon has never used this product.

Discussion

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Jack MorganMaker@jckmgn · Designer at Duolingo & Google
Hi, ProductHunt! This is Jack from Duolingo. Today, we're incredibly excited to announce a new feature called Bots - the most advanced way to learn a language. From grabbing a slice of pizza to hailing a taxi, Bots prepare you for real-life conversations — minus the awkwardness and anxiety. Learning to speak a new language is not only daunting: it’s also inaccessible to most language learners. In most classrooms, the majority of the time is spent in silence listening to teachers, so speaking practice is reserved to those who can afford to travel abroad or hire personal tutors. Furthering Duolingo’s mission of making language education accessible to all, Bots are here to democratize conversation. We like to think of the Bots as your virtual language tutors - they'll never judge you, they're available on demand and their level of conversation is tailored to your language proficiency. We're so excited to finally share this with the world and as always, the Duolingo team is here to answer any questions you may have.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Partner, The Upstarters
@jckmgn These look so effing awesome (no translation needed)
Guillaume Montard@g_montard · CoFounder & CEO @Station
@jckmgn Is that only restricted to the English version of the App? I don't see the feature in the French version to learn Spanish... anyway great use case for a chat bot, very smart guys!
Adham Badr@adhambad
@jckmgn wow really cool, i think you should integrate this as it matures as part of earning points towards a language is having to finish a conversation with one of the bots
Kevin Summers@kevinsummers · Sr. Director, Mobile Strategy at Mitel
@jckmgn This is maybe one of the most practical uses of bots of seen to date. Fantastic news and congratulations!
Noah Huber-Feely@nhuberfeely · Business Owner, Noah's Arc Development
@adhambad One does earn XP toward your daily goal in case there was a confusion there. One quality chat equated to two lessons worth of XP in my tests.
Jeremy Stewart@jerstew · Web developer, Zehnder Communications
This is the best use of bots I've seen so far. I don't really want to order a pizza through Facebook messenger, but this is a fun way to study Spanish.
Constantine@conmarap1 · Software Engineer
This is very smart and something I will definitely download, but why does everyone here seem to post their launch that is for iOS only? The world has Android phones as well. In fact there are more Android users than all other markets combined. In my honest opinion it is not a good thing for a company to launch solely on iOS instead of Android. For example I'll probably forget all about it when (and if) it comes out for Android and you'll have lost a user (although, given it's built by Duolingo themselves I'll probably see it). Cudos on the idea though and I hope it does well. https://www.statista.com/statist...
Esley Svanas@esleysvanas · Product Manager, MBO Partners
No Android?! (ಠ_ಠ)
Robyn Chang@robynchaaang · Music, Media, Marketing
None of my friends were texting me back so i figured I'd try making bot friends, remembered this update, and now being lonely enough to talk to a machine is super productive. Thanks!