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Luis von Ahn: Computer Scientist

posted on December 11, 2013

Luis von Ahn: Computer Scientist

Meet Luis von Ahn, a computer scientist and a professor at Carnegie Mellon who is already at the top of his field at age 30! Learn about one of his most successful ideas—CAPTCHA—a test that humans can pass but computers cannot, which has been used to improve the security of Internet sites. Click here to explore our PBS LearningMedia resource and discover how he comes up with his innovative ideas, and how CAPTCHAs have been reinvented to help digitize old books. This unique resource is intended for grades 6-12. 

Tags: computer science computers education educators teachers

Subjects: MathScience & TechnologySocial Studies


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