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Summer Blockbuster, in cinemas now: The Document Processing Knight Rises

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… to document processing. Enjoy the magic of cinema, and give us some social media love!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XapZfhQXGY&w=560&h=315]

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Rate me baby one more time: crowdsourcing the perfect song

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Music is a powerful thing. It can make you laugh or cry, and even tear down the Berlin Wall (according to David Hasselhoff , anyway). The same song can mean different things to different people, with infectious tracks like Britney Spears’ ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ managing to be both the all-time most requested song on US radio as well as an instrument of torture used …


7 degrees of failure: Is the power of the crowd overrated?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

As anyone who has ever wandered the aisles of an airport bookstore knows, the world today is a flat and shrinking global village (with a long tail), where everyone is friends with Kevin Bacon . Those of us who spend our time immersed in the hyper-connected world that crowdsourcing inhabits find this all very plausible. But how true is it, really? Is the world a village where …


An Eye for the Eye: Mapping Retinal Neurons with the Crowd

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

If you’ve ever had a close encounter of the lamppost kind you’ll know that the eye can sometimes deceive us. But considering just how complex the eye is you might think it would let us down more often.

You may remember from your high school biology classes that basically (very basically) light enters the eye through the pupil and falls on photo receptive cells called …

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Picture this: introducing the Descriptive Camera

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Photography has come a long way. Two centuries ago taking a family photo meant standing perfectly still for ten minutes in a pose stiffer than a waxed mustache. Now we’ve all got multi-megapixel cameras built into our phones (or cans of processed meat ), and if we want that scratchy sepia look without the waiting around, we can just use an Instagram filter.

This is great, …

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