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March 14, 2012
… to judge it too harshly at this point.
Why can’t we all just get along?
But while Google CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founder Sergey Brin are busily plotting the future benefits of stretchable electronics, Google has another project which may serve as a vital template for crowdsourced policymaking and genuine problem solving. It’s called Google Ideas and despite its very un-Google-like online bashfulness (the initiative doesn’t even have a website), its first project, Against Violent …
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August 15, 2012
… in history (without hurting animals)
This experience is the reason I admire historian Ben Schmidt’s recent success in getting people enthusiastic about history and digitization.
What Schmidt has ingeniously done is take two of today’s most popular TV shows – Mad Men and Downton Abbey – and check their dialogue for historical accuracy against millions of texts published over the last few hundred years. (For example, apparently even the phrase “I need to”, so common …
November 30, 2011
… for the far majority of people, X facial expression equals Y emotion (confirming what fans of Eric Conveys an Emotion have known for years.)
You read my mind
So what does this mean for autism sufferers? Quite a lot actually. Growing up, most of us learn to “read” facial expressions naturally. We just know that when a parent pulls that face, it means we’re in trouble. But to an autistic person, suffering from so called “mind blindness”, it’s not so simple. Researchers …
February 28, 2011
… have begun to think outside the development sector – moving towards more commercial enterprises. Eric Hersman, one of the Ushahidi founders, recently set up iHub in Nairobi. iHub is a building where developers can enjoy their natural habitat – fast broadband, laptops, comfy chairs and strictly no dress code. The physical space is also a gateway to a wider, online community of developers, funders, clients and programmers – all keen to explore the commercial possibilities of Africa’s …Africa, crowd, crowdsourcing, crowdsourcing platform, distributed work, iPhone, Kenya, M-Pesa, Mobile banking, Mobile phone, Nairobi, SMS | 2 Comments
November 22, 2010
… assistants to pay, participants to hunt down and schedules to organize. Compare that ( as Lauren Schmidt did at CrowdConf this year ) to crowdsourced labor: a global pool of potential subjects who’ll work for a fraction of the price, and don’t need travel expenses.
It’s a concept the research community is just beginning to get behind. Some classic thought experiments – like the prisoner’s dilemma and the Asian disease problem have already been tried out using Amazon’s …
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