Duolingo is the last company to jump on the AI bandwagon by introducing an AI Tutor, powered by Open AI’s Chat GPT-4.
This week, the language-learning company announced a new, more expensive subscription tier with Duolingo Max.
The new level comes with two features: Role Play, an AI conversation partner, and Explain My Answer, which breaks the rules when you make a mistake.
With Role Pay, the app will essentially take the place of a human tutor, allowing users to practice their language skills in a number of scenarios.
For example, you can practice ordering food and drinks at a Parisian cafe with the app’s AI. Duolingo says that no two conversations are exactly the same, even when you rehearse a situation more than once.
“Most people don’t have access to a personalized human tutor, but I think AI will eventually allow us to recreate the human tutor experience and scale it for everyone in the world,” Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn said. .
The second feature, ‘Explain My Answer’, allows you to ask Duo, the company’s chatbot, why your answer to a question was correct or incorrect, with the option to ask for additional clarification if you need more help.
Duolingo Max uses generative AI to create the most advanced learning experience on Duolingo.
Just this week, OpenAI released its update ChatGPT-4, with improved capabilities including the use of notices that its predecessor ChatGPT-3.5 could not compute.
In September 2022, Duolingo and OpenAI began collaborating to create new learning features with GPT-4.
“This meant training the model for Duolingo’s special use case, making sure the product had the proper safety rails, double-checking the accuracy of its explanations, and fine-tuning the prompts used in Duolingo Max,” Duolingo said in a statement. .
“Part of the reason we’re so excited to use GPT-4 for these features is that it’s the most accurate (and fastest) version of the technology available,” Duolingo said.
“We have spent months working closely with OpenAI to test and train this technology, and we will continue to do so until bugs are almost zero.”
Still, with AI tools it’s still a work in progress and error prone o’hallucinations‘, Duolingo claims that its AI-generated explanations will be ‘constantly’ reviewed for accuracy and tone.
Users can also report AI responses they don’t think are correct by long-pressing on an inaccurate message, selecting a reason to report, and the company will investigate it.
For now, it only supports English speakers who are using the iOS app and looking to learn French or Spanish.
Duolingo Max is available to subscribers for £19.99 a month after a two-week free trial (£9.99 if you sign up for a year).
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