The parrot-inspired Polly voice game is designed to teach poor and illiterate Pakistanis how to use telephone services (Photo: Shutterstock)
For people without internet access, telephone-based services can still be an invaluable tool for things like finding jobs. Unfortunately, many poor and illiterate citizens of Pakistan simply don’t know how to use such services. In an effort to introduce them to the concepts involved, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Pakistan's Lahore University have launched a “silly phone game” known as Polly.
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