Human Computation

  • Thread starter -Job-
  • Start date
  • #1
-Job-
Science Advisor
1,146
1

Main Question or Discussion Point

The following tech talk at google discusses using humans to collect useful information for things such as images, using games.
It's an interesting approach, which certainly makes alot of sense.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8246463980976635143&q=techtalk&hl=en [Broken]
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
0rthodontist
Science Advisor
1,230
0
I've only watched the first few minutes, but the captioning is really annoying. Not only does it run ahead of the speech by several seconds, it keeps saying "capture" when he's saying CAPTCHA, even though he put the word CAPTCHA on several projector slides and it's basically the topic of his talk (well, the first five minutes).

Having watched the rest of it, it is pretty interesting. The idea of human computation is not at all new--after all that's what white-collar workers spend their days doing. It is interesting though how much time people will sink into a game that simple.
 
Last edited:

Related Threads on Human Computation

  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
5K
Replies
15
Views
8K
Replies
3
Views
3K
Replies
39
Views
16K
  • Last Post
Replies
14
Views
2K
Replies
34
Views
3K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
32
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
630
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
3K
Replies
5
Views
13K
Top