Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration
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About the speaker
Personal blog http://vonahn.blogspot.com/
Facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/pages/Luis-von-Ahn/108254389203470
Luis von Ahn (NOVA scienceNOW 2009) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp-dRIoj3_4
Human Computation (Computing Research that Changed the World 2009) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aszl5avDtek
Human Computation (Google TechTalks 2006) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8246463980976635143#
For Certain Tasks, the Cortex Still Beats the CPU (Wired 2007) http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/15-07/ff_humancomp
The logos in the slide "Learning With Real Content" are of New York Times, Wikipedia and PBS.
Doulingo staff http://twitpic.com/4sjlpm
- Luis von Ahn @luisvonahn
- Severin Hacker @severinhacker
- Antonio Navas @HashCoder
- Vicki Cheung @vmcheung
- Marcel Ueckermann @uekermann
- Brendan Meeder @bmeeder
- Hector Villafuerte @hectorvd
- Jose Fuentes @josefuents
Input (German): Falls Pakistans Geschichte ein Indikator ist, so könnte Musharrafs Entscheidung, das Kriegsrecht zu verhängen, jener sprichwörtliche Tropfen sein, der das Fass zum Überlaufen bringt. (Source: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/abbas1/ )
Professional translator (20c/word): If Pakistan’s history is any indicator, Musharraf’s decision to impose martial law may prove to be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Duolingo: If Pakistan’s history is an indicator, Musharraf’s decision to impose martial law could be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Google Translate: If Pakistan's history is any indicator, Musharraf could decide to impose martial law, be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back.
Terms and expressions
Carnegie Mellon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Mellon_University
The Embassy of the Kingdom of God http://www.theembassyofgod.com/
JohnEdwards.com (currently dead link)
- http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/JohnEdwards.com (1999-2010)
Snoop Dogg (rapper) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoop_Dogg
my nizzle: 'Fo shizzle my nizzle' is the same as saying 'for sure my bro!', or "you know it my friend". (answers.com)
For cultural context, if many things Snoop Dog is famous for is the way he talks, or rather the way he played on words, for one short period of his long term celebrity, where he modified words by adding '-izz' or '-izzle' or some variation there of to the middle of end of a word. So 'for sure my nigga' became 'for shizzle my nizzle'. 
Rosetta Stone (software for language learning)
18 00:00:37,000 --> 00:00:39,000 that can buy millions of tickets, two at a time. that can buy millions of tickets at a time. 32 00:01:13,000 --> 00:01:15,000 (Laughter) (Text: RESTART) (Laughter) 33 00:01:15,000 --> 00:01:18,000 CAPTCHA Project is something that we did here at Carnegie Melllon over 10 years ago, CAPTCHA Project is something that we did here at Carnegie Mellon over 10 years ago, 67 00:02:32,000 --> 00:02:35,000 yet we can split into tiny 10-second chunks but somehow we can split into tiny 10-second chunks 79 00:02:59,000 --> 00:03:01,000 is you start with an old book. is you start with an old book, like a physical thing... 148 00:05:38,000 --> 00:05:40,000 So we get this. (Text: bad christians) So we get this. (Text: bad Christians) 187 00:07:08,000 --> 00:07:11,000 (Laughter) (Text: Yo, my nizzle, can you pass me that shvisle?) (Laughter) 261 00:09:55,000 --> 00:09:58,000 So the next sentence is is going to be the preamble to the question. So the next sentence is going to be the preamble to the question.