Duolingo Inc., the maker of language-learning software, is cutting some contractors as the app uses generative artificial intelligence to create more content.
About 10% of contractors were “offboarded,” a company spokesperson said Monday. “We just no longer need as many people to do the type of work some of these contractors were doing. Part of that could be attributed to AI,” the spokesperson said.
Chief Executive Officer Luis von Ahn said during an August earnings call that the company is using generative AI to “speed up” scripts for the app “and to more efficiently scale our course content.