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Hear From Luis von Ahn

  • By Susan K. Lewis
  • Posted 04.01.09
  • NOVA scienceNOW

At his lab at Carnegie Mellon University, computer scientist Luis von Ahn and his students are developing games to help make the Web more search-friendly and solve other big problems. Listen in as von Ahn describes how he develops a new game, how he knows that it’s fun, and more.

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The computer scientist behind CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA talks about his Games With a Purpose.

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Original interview produced by
Josh Seftel

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