AFP 154 – Silver Ilves: Language Startups and Development

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

Silver from MagicLingua comes on the show to share his multilingual experiences, as well as his new startup MagicLingua, which uses speech recognition technology to revolutionise language learning. 

What I like about MagicLingua and Silver's work is that they are focussing on speech recognition to get better feedback for language learners using AI.

In this interview with Silver we also chat a little bit about the development scene in general when it comes to language learning applications and software.

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Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.

Originally from Denmark, he now lives in Portugal and speaks 5+ languages at varying levels. His other interests are Wine, Online Marketing, and Travelling.