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Freelanceforcoins Creator Releases New Taskopus to Rival Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (Mturk) - Bitcoin Exchange Guide

Freelanceforcoins Creator Releases New Taskopus to Rival Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (Mturk)  Bitcoin Exchange Guide

An alternative to Mturk, called Taksopus, has been launched on the platform, Freelanceforcoins.com. Taskopus has been described as an alternative to ...

How To Master Amazon: “Use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk” With Will Tjernlund & Eldad Shashua - Thrive Global

How To Master Amazon: “Use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk” With Will Tjernlund & Eldad Shashua  Thrive Global

We are big believers in Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Mechanical Turk allows you to rapidly survey humans about any subject. We use it to ask them which ...

Trigger Warnings Do Not Work, New Study Finds - Pacific Standard

Trigger Warnings Do Not Work, New Study Finds  Pacific Standard

Participants who saw trigger warnings before reading or watching upsetting *content* felt as negative afterwards as those who did not.

How to Convince Christians to Take Action on Climate Change - Pacific Standard

How to Convince Christians to Take Action on Climate Change  Pacific Standard

Environmentalists have long debated whether American religion is helpful or harmful to their cause. Depending on your interpretation, scripture either insists that ...

Survey Finds White Men Dominate Collections of Major Art Museums - Smithsonian.com

Survey Finds White Men Dominate Collections of Major Art Museums  Smithsonian.com

A comprehensive study reveals that 85 percent of artists featured in permanent collections are white, while 87 percent are men.

A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk - WIRED

A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk  WIRED

Concerned social scientists turned their analytical skills onto one of their most widely used research tools this week: Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

The Crazy Hacks One Woman Used to Make Money on Mechanical Turk - WIRED

The Crazy Hacks One Woman Used to Make Money on Mechanical Turk  WIRED

A new book describes how a Mechanical Turker used alarms and shortcuts to make $20 an hour, at the cost of her health.

American Museum Collections Are Overwhelmingly White and Male - Pacific Standard

American Museum Collections Are Overwhelmingly White and Male  Pacific Standard

An analysis of the artists represented in the permanent collections of America's major art museums finds three-quarters of them are white men.

AI can weed out spam reviews with limited labeled data - VentureBeat

AI can weed out spam reviews with limited labeled data  VentureBeat

In a research paper, scientists describe an AI model -- spamGAN -- that learns to suss out fake reviews with limited training data.

Review: In 'The Inventor,' Elizabeth Holmes dazzles, but keeps her secrets - STAT

Review: In 'The Inventor,' Elizabeth Holmes dazzles, but keeps her secrets  STAT

I don't have many secrets,” says Elizabeth Holmes, architect of the most fascinating modern fraud not involving Ja Rule, in the opening moments of a new ...

Using Crowdsourcing to Test Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder - newswise.com

Using Crowdsourcing to Test Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder  newswise.com

Recruiting participants to test treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is time consuming and expensive, limiting the development of new interventions for the ...

Here’s another way Trump is different: Flip-flopping doesn’t affect his public approval. - Washington Post

Here’s another way Trump is different: Flip-flopping doesn’t affect his public approval.  Washington Post

Last week, President Trump reversed course on whether he'd keep U.S. troops in Syria. Just a few months ago he'd alarmed his Congressional allies and ...

7 of The Most Famous Scientific Hoaxes of All Time - Interesting Engineering

7 of The Most Famous Scientific Hoaxes of All Time  Interesting Engineering

The scientific process is supposed to be robust and peer-review driven, yet these scientific hoaxes appear to have slipped through the net.

Humans can predict how machines (mis)classify adversarial images - VentureBeat

Humans can predict how machines (mis)classify adversarial images  VentureBeat

We question how AI could label an image of a dog as a pineapple. But research shows there's a logic to these errors that humans can intuitively understand.

Tinder users have reduced sensitivity to sexual disgust and take more health-related risks - PsyPost

Tinder users have reduced sensitivity to sexual disgust and take more health-related risks  PsyPost

People who use the mobile dating app Tinder tend to be less disgusted by sexual situations and more likely to engage in risky behaviors related to their ...

Do you have a self-actualized personality? Maslow revisited - Big Think

Do you have a self-actualized personality? Maslow revisited  Big Think

Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a ...

Amazon's Mechanical Turk has Reinvented Research - JSTOR Daily

Amazon's Mechanical Turk has Reinvented Research  JSTOR Daily

Online services like Amazon's "Mechanical Turk" have ushered in a golden age in survey research. But is it ethical for researchers to use them?

Creative People Really Do Think Differently - UCLA Anderson Review

Creative People Really Do Think Differently  UCLA Anderson Review

Employing a distinct part of the brain, they're better at imagining a distant future and seeing others' points of view. The common human default mode is that we ...

People with strong destiny beliefs are more likely to ‘ghost’ a romantic partner, study finds - PsyPost

People with strong destiny beliefs are more likely to ‘ghost’ a romantic partner, study finds  PsyPost

Ghosting -- or ending a romantic relationship by unexpectedly cutting off all contact -- has become a topic of increasing interest in the age of online ...

'Femme fatale' study finds attractive women seen as less truthful - CTV News

'Femme fatale' study finds attractive women seen as less truthful  CTV News

Attractive businesswomen were considered less trustworthy, less truthful and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women, according to new research ...

Study suggests why some young adults may be more likely to engage in unsafe sex - EurekAlert

Study suggests why some young adults may be more likely to engage in unsafe sex  EurekAlert

Gender, sexual orientation, and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults, according to a new ...

Nvidia GauGAN takes rough sketches and creates 'photo-realistic' landscape images - ZDNet

Nvidia GauGAN takes rough sketches and creates 'photo-realistic' landscape images  ZDNet

Using segmentation maps and a new deep-learning model, GauGAN can create fairly realistic images.

Harnessing the Power of "Collective Intelligence" to Change Beliefs about Global Warming - Scientific American

Harnessing the Power of "Collective Intelligence" to Change Beliefs about Global Warming  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...

Feedback makes us more certain of what we know - Futurity: Research News

Feedback makes us more certain of what we know  Futurity: Research News

As we learn, recent feedback may have a greater impact on our certainty than hard evidence. That's not a great strategy.

Revealed: How sushi determines attitudes to eating insects - Cosmos

Revealed: How sushi determines attitudes to eating insects  Cosmos

Attitudes to sushi are good predictors of people's willingness to chow down on insects, researchers have found. In many developing countries, various insects ...

Untold History of AI: Charles Babbage and the Turk - IEEE Spectrum

Untold History of AI: Charles Babbage and the Turk  IEEE Spectrum

The famed 19th century engineer may have been inspired by an early example of AI chicanery and hype.

Sleep loss leads to contagious loneliness - Futurity: Research News

Sleep loss leads to contagious loneliness  Futurity: Research News

Sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact in much the same way as people with social anxiety, ...

Sleep loss is a literal pain - Futurity: Research News

Sleep loss is a literal pain  Futurity: Research News

"Sleep loss not only amplifies the pain-sensing regions in the brain, but blocks the natural analgesia centers, too."

Bots on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk are ruining psychology studies - New Scientist

Bots on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk are ruining psychology studies  New Scientist

Psychologists use Amazon's Mechanical Turk platform to study our behaviour, but now bots are spoiling things by pretending to be human.

Effect.AI outlines improvements to its Mechanical Turk in January update - NEO News Today

Effect.AI outlines improvements to its Mechanical Turk in January update  NEO News Today

Effect.AI, a network for AI intelligence whose first phase is the Effect Force mechanical turk, has released a newsletter outlining its progress, development, and ...

Axios Future - March 25, 2019 - Axios

Axios Future - March 25, 2019  Axios

Have your friends signed up? Any stories we should be chasing? Hit reply to this email or message me at steve@axios.com. Kaveh Waddell is at ...

The Turk: Wolfgang von Kempelen's Fake Automaton Chess Player - Interesting Engineering

The Turk: Wolfgang von Kempelen's Fake Automaton Chess Player  Interesting Engineering

The Mechanical Turk, also known as the Automaton Chess Player, was a fake chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century.

30 jobs in 30 days: Work from home with Amazon Mechanical Turk - KIRO Seattle

30 jobs in 30 days: Work from home with Amazon Mechanical Turk  KIRO Seattle

All year long, Clark.com's Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check in every Monday as ...

Oh! Interactive map tracks 'vocal bursts' of emotion - Futurity: Research News

Oh! Interactive map tracks 'vocal bursts' of emotion  Futurity: Research News

Try out this interactive map to hear the nonverbal expressions we use to convey 24 kinds of emotion.

Racial bias matters on crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe - Phys.Org

Racial bias matters on crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe  Phys.Org

When it comes to success on a crowdfunding site, race matters.

The human inside the machine | 1843 - The Economist 1843

The human inside the machine | 1843  The Economist 1843

An 18th-century conjuring trick helps explain how the modern internet works, says Tom Standage.

The Role Of Hope In Promoting Participation In Collective Action - Science Trends

The Role Of Hope In Promoting Participation In Collective Action  Science Trends

What leads people who are not social or political activists to engage in collective action to change a situation for the better? Previous research on.

Online labor markets may look competitive. They aren’t. - The Washington Post

Online labor markets may look competitive. They aren’t.  The Washington Post

People often think that online markets are far more efficient and competitive than traditional ones. This may not be so. In a new National Bureau of Economic ...

Work from home: How to make money online with Amazon Mechanical Turk - FOX13 Memphis

Work from home: How to make money online with Amazon Mechanical Turk  FOX13 Memphis

Thousands of Americans are making money online every day — working whenever and wherever they want — through a platform called Amazon Mechanical ...

How We Can Get Beyond The Buzzwords To Understand What's Real, And What Works In AI - ISBuzz News

How We Can Get Beyond The Buzzwords To Understand What's Real, And What Works In AI  ISBuzz News

The State of AI 2019 is comprehensive study which shows that corporate adoption of Artificial Intelligence has tripled in the last 12 months, with one in seven ...

Low pay, poor prospects, and psychological toll: The perils of microtask work - Ars Technica

Low pay, poor prospects, and psychological toll: The perils of microtask work  Ars Technica

UN questions whether this work has any benefits for society.

Why youngsters engage in unsafe sex? - Deccan Chronicle

Why youngsters engage in unsafe sex?  Deccan Chronicle

Study finds the reason behind youngsters engaging in unprotected sex.

Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers Have Had Enough - WIRED

Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers Have Had Enough  WIRED

Workers on Amazon Mechanical Turk have long felt ignored and underpaid. A new platform hopes to give them a better home—and could change the future of ...

The Quest to Recreate the Olympics with Mechanical Turk - WIRED

The Quest to Recreate the Olympics with Mechanical Turk  WIRED

Shamik Ghosh had been picking up tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk for several months when he logged on in winter 2010 and saw a perplexing request: ...

When science inspires awe, people get curious - Futurity: Research News

When science inspires awe, people get curious  Futurity: Research News

Feelings of awe can make us more curious about the things we don't know and more aware of how much we have to learn.

Company using foreign workers botches US Senate campaign finance records - The Center for Public Integrity

Company using foreign workers botches US Senate campaign finance records  The Center for Public Integrity

Sept. 13, 2018: This article was updated. In September 2016, Bill Bledsoe pulled into a gas station in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and filled a Chevy Express ...

UN Study Finds Average American Crowdworker Earns Less Than $5 an Hour - Gizmodo

UN Study Finds Average American Crowdworker Earns Less Than $5 an Hour  Gizmodo

Concerns over the economic realities of gig workers have largely focused on more public-facing firms like Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, and Instacart. A study released ...

Microtasks and the future of very, very low-paid work - The Boston Globe

Microtasks and the future of very, very low-paid work  The Boston Globe

Like most writers, I often find myself on the hunt for a little extra income. And since I signed up for an hour-or-so daily slog on Amazon's Mechanical Turk *service*, ...

This Startup Is Challenging Mechanical Turk—on the Blockchain - WIRED

This Startup Is Challenging Mechanical Turk—on the Blockchain  WIRED

Amazon's Mechanical Turk dominates the market for on-demand microtasks. Gems is using cryptocurrency to appeal to workers and task-requesters.

The Unmaking of American Work - The Nation

The Unmaking of American Work  The Nation

More than any technology, what the gig-economy companies share is the strategy of shifting costs to workers.

The Ghost of the Mechanical Turk - Jacobin magazine

The Ghost of the Mechanical Turk  Jacobin magazine

Digital microwork in the Middle East exploits occupation, war, and neoliberalism to extract the cheapest labor possible. A mobile phone repairman tends to ...

How Amazon Helped Cambridge Analytica Harvest Americans' Facebook Data - Fast Company

How Amazon Helped Cambridge Analytica Harvest Americans' Facebook Data  Fast Company

A personality quiz on Amazon's Mechanical Turk received multiple complaints in 2014, but the quiz-makers continued to use the platform for at least another ...

The pros and cons of Amazon Mechanical Turk - The Daily Dot

The pros and cons of Amazon Mechanical Turk  The Daily Dot

Amazon Mechanical Turk (or mTurk) is a system that allows humans to complete microtasks on Amazon's platform for money. Very, very small amounts of money ...

Amazon Mechanical Turk workers complete unexpected online tasks - Mashable

Amazon Mechanical Turk workers complete unexpected online tasks  Mashable

It's the end of the month, and you're furiously uploading receipts to submit to your employer for reimbursement. It's been a busy few weeks — too many Lyft trips ...

Amazon's Mechanical Turk lets you make $$$, sort of - CNET

Amazon's Mechanical Turk lets you make $$$, sort of  CNET

Amazon's Mechanical Turk lets you earn money for doing small computer tasks like eyeballing highway photos and classifying Web sites, but with average rates ...

The Amazon poets making pennies per verse - The Outline

The Amazon poets making pennies per verse  The Outline

On January 2, 2017, a thread on the r/mturk/ subreddit pointed out a strange listing on the Amazon Mechanical Turk site, a crowdsourcing platform for low-wage ...

How YouTube Uses Mechanical Turk Tasks to Help Train Its AI - WIRED

How YouTube Uses Mechanical Turk Tasks to Help Train Its AI  WIRED

A Mechanical Turk task shared with WIRED provides a glimpse into how algorithms are trained to spot and sort *content* on the video platform.

How Venezuela’s economic crisis is undermining social science research — about everything - The Washington Post

How Venezuela’s economic crisis is undermining social science research — about everything  The Washington Post

For social scientists, Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) has been a gold mine, allowing rapid data collection for thousands of social science studies. This past ...

Scientists turn CO2 back into coal - UPI News

Scientists turn CO2 back into coal  UPI News

Scientists in Australia have developed a way to turn carbon dioxide back into coal, a first.

Bots on Amazon's task service may be souring psych studies - Engadget

Bots on Amazon's task service may be souring psych studies  Engadget

It's not uncommon for scientists to use Amazon's Mechanical Turk for research -- they can quickly gather survey data in return for a small outlay to participant...

Tyranny of the Mechanical Turk: The rise and rise of digital platform work - Red Pepper

Tyranny of the Mechanical Turk: The rise and rise of digital platform work  Red Pepper

If you were to pick a point to start the story of online work platforms, you'd probably land on the 2nd of November 2005 and the launch of Amazon Mechanical ...

MTurk Research by UK's Gatton College Faculty Making Waves - UKNow

MTurk Research by UK's Gatton College Faculty Making Waves  UKNow

Gatton College faculty member Sean A. Dennis and doctoral student Chris Pearson, along with Brian M. Goodson of Clemson University, have released ...

Mechanical Turk: Research in the Crowdsourcing Age - Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project

Mechanical Turk: Research in the Crowdsourcing Age  Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project

Because it provides access to large numbers of workers at relatively low cost, online outsourcing holds a particular appeal for academics and nonprofit research ...

Expensify’s Use of Amazon Mechanical Turk Reveals Privacy Risks Behind AI - WIRED

Expensify’s Use of Amazon Mechanical Turk Reveals Privacy Risks Behind AI  WIRED

As a recent flare-up around Expensify shows, behind every AI that analyzes your data, teams of human workers pick up the slack.

All 88 companies from Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 2 - TechCrunch

All 88 companies from Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 2  TechCrunch

Today was the second half of Y Combinator's two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch ...

Seeing, Naming, Knowing - Brooklyn Rail

Seeing, Naming, Knowing  Brooklyn Rail

In Detroit, driving at night north up Woodward Avenue, a long, wide boulevard, one's eye is caught by emerald green lights, perched on the topmost corners of ...

Expensify sent images with personal data to Mechanical Turkers, calls it a feature - Ars Technica

Expensify sent images with personal data to Mechanical Turkers, calls it a feature  Ars Technica

The "machine learning" behind that application you've been using to scan your receipts for business expenses and company benefit filings may not have been ...

Americans Are More Vulnerable Than Ever, And The Gig Economy Isn't Helping - TPM

Americans Are More Vulnerable Than Ever, And The Gig Economy Isn't Helping  TPM

Kristy Milland had always pulled together odd jobs to help her family survive. She'd been an early adopter of new ways to earn money online. She ran an eBay ...

Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wage - The Register

Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wage  The Register

People wanted for tedious work. Low wages, variable hours, location flexible. Career growth doubtful. Not much in the way of recognition or thanks. That doesn't ...

The Unknown, Poorly Paid Labor Force Powering Academic Research - Motherboard

The Unknown, Poorly Paid Labor Force Powering Academic Research  Motherboard

Researchers are increasingly relying on Amazon's Mechanical Turk and its crowdsourced labor.

Startup Expensify's "smart" scanning technology used humans hired on Amazon Mechanical Turk - Quartz

Startup Expensify's "smart" scanning technology used humans hired on Amazon Mechanical Turk  Quartz

Expensify is a software company that automates the painful task of compiling expense reports. It does this using “SmartScan” technology that can supposedly ...

Expensify says receipts found on Amazon Turk were from testing a new feature - The Verge

Expensify says receipts found on Amazon Turk were from testing a new feature  The Verge

Expensify is a popular app that helps employees quickly submit reports for business-related expenses. Expensify's standout feature is its SmartScan OCR, ...

Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace - NPR

Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace  NPR

There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They're working from home ...

My Brief and Curious Life As a Mechanical Turk - Gizmodo

My Brief and Curious Life As a Mechanical Turk  Gizmodo

As accomplished as modern-day computers are, there are some very basic things even the smartest machines have yet to master: tough judgment calls, ...

Researchers are rushing to Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Should they? - Washington Post

Researchers are rushing to Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Should they?  Washington Post

The following is a guest post by political scientists Kathleen Searles of Louisiana State University and John Barry Ryan of Stony Brook University. *****.

How to Make Extra Money Online - Lifehacker

How to Make Extra Money Online  Lifehacker

When I was a kid, I stumbled across this site called “AllAdvantage” that promised to give you cash for running an obnoxious banner ad at the top or bottom of ...

On the New York Times Stupidity Over Amazon's Mechanical Turk - Forbes

On the New York Times Stupidity Over Amazon's Mechanical Turk  Forbes

One of the things that continually amazes me is how people can line up all the facts, actually get them right, and then leap to entirely the incorrect conclusion.

There's a Problem With 'Crowd Labor' - The Nation.

There's a Problem With 'Crowd Labor'  The Nation.

Online outsourcing comes with costs.

Mechanical Turk upends social sciences - Science Magazine

Mechanical Turk upends social sciences  Science Magazine

In May, 23,000 people voluntarily took part in thousands of social science experiments without ever visiting a lab. All they did was log on to Amazon Mechanical ...

Post A Survey On Mechanical Turk And Watch The Results Roll In - NPR

Post A Survey On Mechanical Turk And Watch The Results Roll In  NPR

Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few ...

The Gray Market: How the Met’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative Masks the Technology’s Larger Threats (and Other Insights) - artnet News

The Gray Market: How the Met’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative Masks the Technology’s Larger Threats (and Other Insights)  artnet News

Our columnist relates the Met's partnership with Microsoft and MIT to artificial intelligence's harrowing effects on the workforce.

Amazon's Mechanical Turk workers protest: 'I am a human being, not an algorithm' - The Guardian

Amazon's Mechanical Turk workers protest: 'I am a human being, not an algorithm'  The Guardian

A Christmas email campaign is asking Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos to improve terms for workers providing cheap digital labour.

The Box That AI Lives In - Slate Magazine

The Box That AI Lives In  Slate Magazine

Examine the history of tech to uncover stories that help us illuminate the present and predict the future.

Semada is using blockchain to fix the micro task market - Decrypt Media

Semada is using blockchain to fix the micro task market  Decrypt Media

Blockchain startups Semada and Bounties Network want to revolutionize the jobs market. Some are worried it's a change for the worse.

Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI - TechRepublic

Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI  TechRepublic

Internet platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk let companies break jobs into smaller tasks and offer them to people across the globe. But, do they democratize ...

We Need a Minimum Wage for Microworkers and Mechanical Turks - The Daily Dot

We Need a Minimum Wage for Microworkers and Mechanical Turks  The Daily Dot

Regardless of what kind of work is being done, microworking for sites like Amazon Mechanical Turk should pay the U.S. federal minimum wage.

Ring's 'AI' reportedly involved people in Ukraine watching customer videos - Mashable

Ring's 'AI' reportedly involved people in Ukraine watching customer videos  Mashable

You're finally ready to build a smart home and purchase a Ring security camera. But maybe slow your roll, because according to a new report, at least in the past ...

How Hive is raising a massive army to build AI-training datasets - The Next Web

How Hive is raising a massive army to build AI-training datasets  The Next Web

The thing people forget about artificial intelligence is that it's exactly that — artificial. Behind Facebook's flesh-spotting algorithms and Mobileye's ...

Amazon Mechanical Turk workers not as anonymous as they think - The Verge

Amazon Mechanical Turk workers not as anonymous as they think  The Verge

Amazon's Mechanical Turk allows users to sign up for quick, low paying, online-based jobs like writing with photo captions, allowing other large Web companies ...

Can crowdsourcing be ethical? - Brookings Institution

Can crowdsourcing be ethical?  Brookings Institution

Vanessa Williamson discusses the issues with academic research projects paying substandard rates on crowdsourcing platforms like Mechanical Turk.

How to use Amazon Mechanical Turk to perform tasks too complex to compute - TechRepublic

How to use Amazon Mechanical Turk to perform tasks too complex to compute  TechRepublic

Despite advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, there is no substitute for human intuition for certain tasks. Learn how you can use Amazon ...

Video: Turking for a Living - The New Yorker

Video: Turking for a Living  The New Yorker

Amidst selling unicorn meat and uranium ore, Amazon found time to start a crowdsourcing *service* called Mechanical Turk. The platform enables workers ...

American Immigrants and the Dilemma of 'White-Sounding' Names - The Atlantic

American Immigrants and the Dilemma of 'White-Sounding' Names  The Atlantic

First names can shape the way people are treated, and even their job prospects.

How Many Full-Time Mechanical Turks Work for Amazon? - Inverse

How Many Full-Time Mechanical Turks Work for Amazon?  Inverse

Amazon's Mechanical Turk system -- the “artificial artificial intelligence” business solution that slots a human in place of a computer -- is notoriously opaque in its ...

Amazon’s MTurk program reveals the legal grey areas of capitalism - College Heights Herald

Amazon’s MTurk program reveals the legal grey areas of capitalism  College Heights Herald

AUTOMATION NATION. Amazon's Mechanical Turk program is curiously named after an automated machine capable of playing chess. Or at least, that's what ...

The Internet's hidden science factory - PBS NewsHour

The Internet's hidden science factory  PBS NewsHour

Sarah Marshall has completed roughly 20000 academic surveys. Clay Hamilton has finished about 40000. Marshall and Hamilton are part of a small but ...

Survey: Amazon Mechanical Turk Provides Essential Income for Many Workers - Observer

Survey: Amazon Mechanical Turk Provides Essential Income for Many Workers  Observer

Completing surveys and doing data entry for strangers online isn't just a sideline. It appears to be key for many people to pay the bills. Most respondents to a ...

Behind Artificial Intelligence Lurk Oddball Low-Paid Tasks - WIRED

Behind Artificial Intelligence Lurk Oddball Low-Paid Tasks  WIRED

As researchers attempt to apply artificial intelligence to daily life, they're paying "crowd actors" to film themselves performing routine tasks.

Amazon's Mechanical Turkers want to be recognized as 'actual human beings' - The Verge

Amazon's Mechanical Turkers want to be recognized as 'actual human beings'  The Verge

Users signed up to Amazon's 'crowdworking' marketplace Mechanical Turk say they're tired of being marketed as algorithms for cheap labor and have started a ...

The scientist who gave Cambridge Analytica its Facebook data got lousy reviews online - MIT Technology Review

The scientist who gave Cambridge Analytica its Facebook data got lousy reviews online  MIT Technology Review

Aleksandr Kogan, a Cambridge University academic, has long looked fishy to Amazon Mechanical Turk workers.

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