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Can we crowdsource the planet better?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… on the back of your doctoral thesis”, in fact.

Much closer to the idea of distributed work is IBM’s new iPhone app Creek Watch. Creek enthusiasts provide photos and info on the health of their local waterways; data is uploaded, mapped and shared with climate groups. Over in the UK, Oxford University has come up with Old Weather, an ingenious citizen-science project which gets online volunteers trawling through early 20th century naval records in search of climate data. Apparently, …

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Power to the People

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… defeats reigning world champion Garry Kasparov 3 ½ to 2 ½ in a six-game match. Kasparov accused IBM, the computer’s makers, of cheating via human intervention during the matches. The accusation, however, was not that someone was sitting inside the computer casing pulling levers. Such a claim would have seemed absurd.

Technology has improved exponentially since the days of “The Turk”. It has even improved significantly since the days of Deep Blue. Computers are now adept at …

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