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Space Peas and Holy Toast: Why Pattern Recognition is Humanity’s Killer App

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… The current boom in human computing, signaled by Microtask’s recent success at the Red Herring awards, puts pattern recognition at the frontier of the tech industry. I’ve written in the past about the limits of artificial intelligence and the ongoing war between human and machine translators (spoiler alert: humans are still winning, but only just). This, along with the success of Digitalkoot in correcting machine recognition errors, shows just how far computerized pattern …

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2011: the year the future became history?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… moles) we were a finalist in the DISH (Digital Strategies for Heritage) and Mindtrek Launchpad awards.

Last, and certainly least, 2011 was the year that the (until recently) rather geeky management team at Microtask finally won serious gangsta street cred, by releasing our very own (crowdsourced) animated rap song. We are still waiting to hear about our Grammy nomination.

Back, to the future

From this vantage point, riding the wave of history, it is hard not to be positive about …

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And the crowdsourcing award goes to…

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… now, crowdsourcing has lacked one thing that every self-respecting industry needs: a glittering awards ceremony. Luckily, help is near.

This September, crowdsourcing news site The Daily Crowdsource has launched the International Crowdsourcing Excellence (ICE) Awards. As Daily Crowdsource CEO David Bratvold explains: “The crowdsourcing field has begun to attract top talent. The ICE Awards will uncover that talent and Daily Crowdsource is looking forward to honoring these leaders”. …

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Searching Questions: how good is Google?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… up or down by the community. On Stack Overflow, experts can also build their reputations with awards, points and badges.

Imagine if Google +1 incorporated elements of this kind of crowdsourcing. Specialists could +1 articles and sites in their subject area and make them visible to the whole web. An expert cardiologist could rank his favorite heart transplant journals. Siva Vaidhyanathan could flag his all time top corporate-responsibility papers. (Of course, Google would have to work …


Now that’s what I call a remix: confessions of a YouTube-oholic

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… for future generations, this is your chance (the video is already nominated for the UK Music Awards ).

Innovative artists and hobbyists – who treat their followers as a resource, not an enemy – don’t just crowdsource, they source a new crowd. C-mon & Kypski have over 25,000 participants in their video. That’s 25,000 people who’ll want everyone they know to download the track. Fans also have deep pockets: Public Enemy have just announced they’ll be recording an entirely …

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