Luis von Ahn

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Luis von Ahn (Spanish: [ˈlwis fon ˈan]; born 19 August 1978) is a Guatemalan entrepreneur and a consulting professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2][3][4][5][6] He is known as one of the pioneers of crowdsourcing. He is the founder of the company reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009,[7] and the co-founder and CEO of Duolingo.[8]

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Luis von Ahn
Von Ahn at Wikimania 2015
Born (1978-08-19) 19 August 1978 (age 45)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Alma materDuke University (BS)
Carnegie Mellon University (PhD)
Known forCAPTCHA
Scientific career
FieldsHuman-based computation games
InstitutionsCarnegie Mellon University
ThesisHuman Computation (2005)
Doctoral advisorManuel Blum Edit this at Wikidata

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