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Kaggle: crowdsourcing genius or statistical anomaly?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… full-time incomes”. It’s an ambitious step-up from other, older science competition sites ( InnoCentive is a classic example) which tend to market crowdsourcing as a rewarding hobby rather than a career choice. Professionalizing will be a major challenge. Can Goldbloom really guarantee enough competitions to support thousands of workers? At the time of writing, Kaggle has over 17,000 data analysts and only 12 active competitions. Okay, there are a couple of big prizes up for grabs, …

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Crowdsourcing: amateur and proud

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… wouldn’t exist. Today’s equivalent of the Royal Society is surely crowdsourcing sites like InnoCentive, which give citizens who aren’t tenured professors the chance to contribute to scientific discovery.

Working Definitions

The project that must rank as the ultimate example of pre-web amateur collaboration began in 1857. That was year the (appropriately Victorian sounding) London Philological Society started the immense task of creating a dictionary that included every word in …

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Mixing oil and water: how diversity fosters innovation

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… just might make the difference.

These people are the community of “Solvers” on the website InnoCentive. As many readers will know, InnoCentive is an open innovation platform that gives companies (“Seekers”) the opportunity to ask the world to help solve scientific and business problems. Since its launch in 2001 it has helped various companies solve over 400 problems (amounting to 40% of those posted), for which they have paid Solvers over $4m.

Among other things, InnoCentive has …

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Make future history

Posted on by Otto Chrons

… include Wikipedia, Amazon’s crowdsourcing platform Mechanical Turk, the innovation solution Innocentive, and photo database iStockPhoto. These organizations, and numerous others like them, gather skilled and unskilled labor and apply it to a huge variety of tasks. As we have discussed in this blog, the benefits for business and society from this shift are enormous. With the market for such work growing exponentially, it is an exciting time to be involved in the industry.

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