I hope something will be done about the computer voice....
Soon, because it is abysmal! I get more wrong answers because I simply can't make out what it's saying than for any other reason. I have been doing Duolingo Spanish for months and the voice over there, while not fantastic, is different and much better - so dear Duolingo magicians, I know you can do better and I do hope you will!
Hmmmm, that is interesting. Is it based on recordings and then computer-generated? In response to the other comments, I have never had problems understanding her, and her accent seems like a typical northern Italian accent to me. It's true, if you choose to slow it down there are some strange gulping, sighing, and gasping sounds between the words, but still everything is plainly intelligible.