"Pittsburgh seems to have become a center for automated language learning with such companies as Duolingo, Carnegie Speech, Safaba Translation Solutions and WeSpeke headquartered there. In all, twelve language-based businesses have been identified as being started in the Pittsburgh area. The probable cause? Professor Jaime Carbonell founded the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 1996."
So begins a recent article in Forbes, "Latest Language Tech Innovations Come From Synergies Among Entrepreneurs, Academics And Pittsburgh" that highlights the work of LTI Director Jaime Carbonell and how his research and that of the LTI as a whole has impacted the region. Read the whole article on Forbes.