Duolingo Bots

AI-powered characters to teach language conversation



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Jack Morgan — 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 — Community Lead, Product Hunt
@jckmgn These look so effing awesome (no translation needed)
Guillaume Montard — CTO, Vodeclic
@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!
@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 — 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 — 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.
Jason Howell — Photographer
@jckmgn This is great! Any plans to add Mandarin for us Chinese expats?
Zack Kinslow — Content Manager, Skillshare
@jckmgn this looks awesome. Will the Android version be coming out soon?
Nirmalkumar — Product Manager, Mad Street Den
@jckmgn I am a great fan of Duolingo!! When are we getting the Android app ? Would love to try it out!
@jckmgn When are you guys going to release for android?
LF III  — Social Media Manager, SOZE
@jckmgn it's like getting a text throughout the day from a friend helping me improve on my Spanish, me gusta muy mucho!
GAURAV GULATI — Founder IRememba, Imagineer, DBA
@jckmgn Looks kool! Not available on Google Store yet?
Cat Kokoszka — Founder, Ghost Browser
@jckmgn I love Duolingo, wish there was an Android version! Any plans for that?
Erlend Sogge Heggen — Community Advocate at @discourse
@jckmgn Accidentally bumped into this new functionality yesterday and it just immediately clicked; this is a **perfect** use case for bots! I've gone through a couple conversations already and they're clearly not very dynamic at this point, but I'm assuming you'll keep iterating on the AI until it's appropriately creepy-human.

Fantastic new feature, A++!
Jeremy Stewart — 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.
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