Language learning company lays off 10% of translation contractors in favour of AI

The company behind the most famous language learning app, Duolingo, has laid off 10% of human translators in favour of using AI, as part of a shift to artificial intelligence

This move has led to a slew of Duolingo users saying they plan to cancel their subscriptions on X and Reddit, saying they are not going to pay for subscription to help the firm put more people out of job.

Language translation is one of the many job types at risk from AI adoption but AI is frequently unable to pick up on the nuances a professional human translator may notice.

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