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How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk? - The Hustle

How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk?  The Hustle

Mechanical Turk offers workers the freedom to complete menial tasks for small sums of cash. But is the platform really a viable part-time hustle?

The Mechanical Turk: How a Chess-playing Hoax Inspired Real Computers - D-brief - Discover Magazine

The Mechanical Turk: How a Chess-playing Hoax Inspired Real Computers - D-brief  Discover Magazine

The mechanical chess machine beat Benjamin Franklin and left a lasting impression on computer pioneer Charles Babbage.

Most lucky people still think they earned their successes - Ladders

Most lucky people still think they earned their successes  Ladders

Researcher Mauricio Bucca created a version of the card game that involved zero skill and recruited people to play it via Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

What Is Crowdsourcing and How Does It Work? Definition and Example - TheStreet.com

What Is Crowdsourcing and How Does It Work? Definition and Example  TheStreet.com

Crowdsourcing is making big waves in most industries around the world. It can be extremely powerful when leveraged in the right place at the right time.

6 online gigs to supplement your income - AZ Big Media

6 online gigs to supplement your income  AZ Big Media

It's no secret that living in England's capital city can be expensive. Whether you're heading out for a dinner date during the week, clubbing with friends on the ...

In the United States, 'click workers' are struggling to make ends meet - Equal Times

In the United States, 'click workers' are struggling to make ends meet  Equal Times

Evan Hutchinson lives connected to his computer, day and night. At 27 years old, this Houston-based film graduate is what is known as a 'click worker': one of ...

How Quartz used AI to help reporters search the Mauritius Leaks - Quartz

How Quartz used AI to help reporters search the Mauritius Leaks  Quartz

We built an AI system to help journalists find key materials in a leak of more than 200000 documents.

Contributing to science through games - Stanford University News

Contributing to science through games  Stanford University News

Stanford University researchers Rhiju Das and Ingmar Riedel-Kruse like to play games. Specifically, they are champions of scientific discovery games – games ...

AI data-labelling companies push for ethical labour - Financial Times

AI data-labelling companies push for ethical labour  Financial Times

Growing industry is turning to specialist companies that treat their workers fairly.

'Ghost Work' in Modi's India: Exploitation or Job Creation? - Foreign Policy Research Institute

'Ghost Work' in Modi's India: Exploitation or Job Creation?  Foreign Policy Research Institute

Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. Many of the ...

What Is Amazon Mechanical Turk? - TheStreet.com

What Is Amazon Mechanical Turk?  TheStreet.com

Amazon Mechanical Turk, or "MTurk" as site users call it, is a freelance crowd-tasking platform that enables cash-strapped individuals looking for a side hustle to ...

Life’s winners think success was earned even if it was down to luck - New Scientist

Life’s winners think success was earned even if it was down to luck  New Scientist

People who win in a card game that involves almost no skill and was rigged in their favour tend to think the game was fair and that success was down to talent.

Opinion/Commentary: Identifying fake photos online is harder than you might think - The Daily Progress

Opinion/Commentary: Identifying fake photos online is harder than you might think  The Daily Progress

My collaborators and I recently studied how people evaluate the credibility of images that accompany online stories and what elements figure into that evaluation ...

The data that trains AI increasingly calls into question AI - ZDNet

The data that trains AI increasingly calls into question AI  ZDNet

After 10 years of ImageNet, AI researchers are digging into the details of test sets and some are asking just how much knowledge has really been created with ...

Faces for cookware: data collection industry flourishes as China pursues AI ambitions - Reuters

Faces for cookware: data collection industry flourishes as China pursues AI ambitions  Reuters

In a village in central China's Henan province, amid barking dogs and wandering chickens, villagers gather along a dirt road to trade images of their faces for ...

Capital - The jobs where liars excel - BBC News

Capital - The jobs where liars excel  BBC News

It's a head-scratcher: in some jobs, being less trustworthy means that other people will trust you to be better at that job.

Hey comment mods, you doin' okay? A new study shows moderating uncivil comments reduces the moderator's trust in news - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Hey comment mods, you doin' okay? A new study shows moderating uncivil comments reduces the moderator's trust in news  Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Moderating the online world is hard. (Casey Newton's investigations at The Verge, looking into the quality of life of contractors tasked with reviewing toxic *content* ...

Why does Amazon have so many clothing brands? - The Verge

Why does Amazon have so many clothing brands?  The Verge

Sixty-six of Amazon's 74 sub-brands are devoted to fashion or apparel. It's a sign of just how bad the company is at selling clothes.

That Online Hotel Review You Wrote? It Matters - UCLA Anderson Review

That Online Hotel Review You Wrote? It Matters  UCLA Anderson Review

University of Chicago's Jessica Bregant and Alex Shaw and UCLA Anderson's Eugene Caruso tackle the complex relationship between the public perception of ...

This site tells you not to draw a penis, so you just have to - Fast Company

This site tells you not to draw a penis, so you just have to  Fast Company

Do Not Draw a Penis is an interactive game, funded by Mozilla, that's collecting thousands of drawing of penises to train AI. It sounds like a joke, but it's data the ...

ArtsUW Roundup: writing workshop, exhibition opening, festival:festival, and more - UW Today

ArtsUW Roundup: writing workshop, exhibition opening, festival:festival, and more  UW Today

In the arts, stop by the Allen Library North Lobby for a free lunchtime concert with UW Voice students, take a writing workshop hosted by the Henry Art Gallery ...

Biracial Americans Face Unique Stereotypes, According to a New Study - Pacific Standard

Biracial Americans Face Unique Stereotypes, According to a New Study  Pacific Standard

New research suggests that whites tend to view biracial Americans as attractive misfits.

Ghost work book excerpt: What it's like to work for Amazon's Mechanica - Fast Company

Ghost work book excerpt: What it's like to work for Amazon's Mechanica  Fast Company

This excerpt from “Ghost Work,” a new book by Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri, delves into the lives of the thousands of workers around the world who toil away ...

A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk - WIRED

A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk  WIRED

For the past week, psychologists all over America have been freaking out. The cause of their agita was an observation by a psychology graduate student from ...

Joe Biden isn’t the only ‘electable’ candidate. Here’s what Democratic primary voters are thinking — and how to change it. - Washington Post

Joe Biden isn’t the only ‘electable’ candidate. Here’s what Democratic primary voters are thinking — and how to change it.  Washington Post

Despite their party's internal divisions, Democrats agree on one thing: They want to find a presidential nominee who can beat Donald Trump in 2020.

When AI needs a human assistant - The Verge

When AI needs a human assistant  The Verge

For years, Amazon's Mechanical Turk (or mTurk) has been a kind of open secret in the tech world, a place where AI companies can hire human labor to train ...

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.

Viewing Pornography Increases Unethical Behavior, According to New Research - Pacific Standard

Viewing Pornography Increases Unethical Behavior, According to New Research  Pacific Standard

It's possible that watching people perform sex acts can lead us to dehumanize others.

Untold History of AI: How Amazon's Mechanical Turkers Got Squeezed Inside the Machine - IEEE Spectrum

Untold History of AI: How Amazon's Mechanical Turkers Got Squeezed Inside the Machine  IEEE Spectrum

The history of AI is often told as the story of machines getting smarter over time. What's lost is the human element in the narrative, how intelligent machines are ...

How to make an extra $100 in a day - Clark.com

How to make an extra $100 in a day  Clark.com

Got a little bit of extra time on your hands? Just follow this advice to monetize those spare moments. Before you know it, you'll be on your way to putting an extra ...

Escaping the Here-and-Now - Psychology Today

Escaping the Here-and-Now  Psychology Today

How do highly creative people stretch their imaginations? Some answers from psychology and neuroscience.

When One Person on a Date Is Just There for the Free Food - The Atlantic

When One Person on a Date Is Just There for the Free Food  The Atlantic

I mean, if it's dinner, I'm not going to say no, so that I don't have to go home and cook.”

The Rise Of Crowdsourcing: It Gets The People Going - International Business Times

The Rise Of Crowdsourcing: It Gets The People Going  International Business Times

Crowdsourcing really does get the people going and it's been on a mission to completely change the way society and businesses interact and work together.

Gig economy expected to shake up workers comp: NCCI - Business Insurance

Gig economy expected to shake up workers comp: NCCI  Business Insurance

The number of workers who fall outside of workers compensation is likely to rise in the future, potentially impacting workers compensation, according to a report ...

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Make a Pizza - CBS Detroit

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Make a Pizza  CBS Detroit

(CNN) — Even a toddler can figure out the right way to put together a pizza: you roll out the dough, add some sauce, sprinkle on cheese, put the toppings on, ...

What Is Machine Learning? - PCMag

What Is Machine Learning?  PCMag

Although it's far from the original vision of artificial intelligence, machine learning has brought us much closer to the ultimate goal of creating thinking machines.

AI can learn how a pizza is assembled - KYMA

AI can learn how a pizza is assembled  KYMA

Even a toddler can figure out the right way to put together a pizza: you roll out the dough, add some sauce, sprinkle on cheese, put the toppings on, then pop the ...

Validating medical information on social media - Medical Xpress

Validating medical information on social media  Medical Xpress

Medical information and healthcare advice abound on the internet, both genuine, science-based information as well as spurious and fake. Research published ...

The Better-Than-Average Effect from 1985 to Today - Psychology Today

The Better-Than-Average Effect from 1985 to Today  Psychology Today

What kind of personality traits do we think we have more (or less) of than the average person? Surprisingly, not a lot has changed since a popular psychology ...

Salesforce open sources research to advance state of the art in AI for common sense reasoning - ZDNet

Salesforce open sources research to advance state of the art in AI for common sense reasoning  ZDNet

Deep learning is great for many applications, but common sense reasoning is not one of them. New research from Salesforce promises to alleviate this, ...

How Much Information Is Enough? - American Council on Science and Health

How Much Information Is Enough?  American Council on Science and Health

Why do patients seek a second opinion? Even when making an "evidence-based" decision, our unconscious bias towards one option or another alters how we ...

Picking the right name for your indie game - Gamasutra

Picking the right name for your indie game  Gamasutra

Picking a good name is hard, for kids and games alike. How do you decide which of your ideas is the best, preferably fast, cheaply and confidently? He.

'Nice people finish last' with investors, 'Shark Tank' shows - Futurity: Research News

'Nice people finish last' with investors, 'Shark Tank' shows  Futurity: Research News

To study how investors judge pitches, researchers used an odd laboratory: the TV show "Shark Tank."

To be safe from misinformation and scams Internet users need awareness regarding photo manipulations - Digital Information World

To be safe from misinformation and scams Internet users need awareness regarding photo manipulations  Digital Information World

To reduce the potential harm of fake images, the most effective strategy is to educate internet users regarding online media and digital image editing.

AI classifies people’s emotions from the way they walk - VentureBeat

AI classifies people’s emotions from the way they walk  VentureBeat

In a new preprint paper published on Arxiv.org, a team of researchers propose an AI system that classifies emotions from walking style.

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 ...

50 Years After Apollo 11, China Is on Deck to Land Next - The Diplomat

50 Years After Apollo 11, China Is on Deck to Land Next  The Diplomat

Almost precisely 50 years ago, people around the world huddled by their television sets to witness the first humans walk on the moon. The broadcast came live, ...

A New Way to Measure Self-Harm - Psychology Today

A New Way to Measure Self-Harm  Psychology Today

How can we best measure someone's tendency to self-harm? Voodoo dolls may present a promising new psychometric avenue.

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?

Now AI Would Be Able To Recognize Emotions through Body Postures - Digital Information World

Now AI Would Be Able To Recognize Emotions through Body Postures  Digital Information World

According to researchers, the study is one of its kind and was able to get 80.07% correct results in the preliminary experiments.

A day in the life of... Founder and MD of an innovation launch agency – Econsultancy - Econsultancy

A day in the life of... Founder and MD of an innovation launch agency – Econsultancy  Econsultancy

What does the founder and MD of an innovation launch agency do all day? We caught up with Michael Raven, founder and MD of Blazon, to find out.

Untold History of AI: When Charles Babbage Played Chess With the Original Mechanical Turk - IEEE Spectrum

Untold History of AI: When Charles Babbage Played Chess With the Original Mechanical Turk  IEEE Spectrum

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

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.

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.

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: ...

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

Microtask platforms recruit humans to do the rating, tagging, review-writing, and poll-taking work that can't quite be automated with an algorithm yet. In the US ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Fifty Percent of Mechanical Turk Workers Have College Degrees, Study Finds - Motherboard

Fifty Percent of Mechanical Turk Workers Have College Degrees, Study Finds  Motherboard

A new study finds Mechanical Turk workers are overeducated and underpaid.

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.

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.

Developer Launches Mturk Alternative 'Taskopus' Powered by Bitcoin Cash - Bitcoin News

Developer Launches Mturk Alternative 'Taskopus' Powered by Bitcoin Cash  Bitcoin News

On March 11, the creators of the platform Freelanceforcoins announced the launch of a new bitcoin cash crowdsourcing market called Taskopus.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor - The Verge

Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor  The Verge

Inmates at two prisons in Finland are doing a new type of prison labor: classifying data to train artificial intelligence algorithms for a startup. The startup, Vainu ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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. *****.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Your 'smart AI' often involves a low-paid contractor surveilling you - Mashable

Your 'smart AI' often involves a low-paid contractor surveilling you  Mashable

Pay no attention to the low-paid contractor behind the curtain. A Bloomberg report on Wednesday shocked readers with the news that the Amazon Echo devices ...

Meet the secret 'ghost workers' paid to keep the internet safe - New York Post

Meet the secret 'ghost workers' paid to keep the internet safe  New York Post

Kala, a 43-year-old mother of two, sits alone at her home office, in the corner of a tiny bedroom, and studies her laptop screen, trying to determine if what she's ...

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.

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 ...

How Amazon Mechanical Turk Fails Low-Income Workers, and How It Can Succeed - Fast Company

How Amazon Mechanical Turk Fails Low-Income Workers, and How It Can Succeed  Fast Company

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk for short), an online marketplace for digital piece-work, is not somewhere you're going to get rich any time soon. Most of its ...

Movements of Counter-Speculation: A Conversation with Michel Feher - lareviewofbooks

Movements of Counter-Speculation: A Conversation with Michel Feher  lareviewofbooks

A major social theorist explains the logic of finance capitalism and the modes of resistance appropriate to it.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Behind Every Robot Is a Human - The Atlantic

Behind Every Robot Is a Human  The Atlantic

Why Amazon workers sometimes listen in on users' conversations with Alexa, and what it tells us about the technology that powers “smart” devices.

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 ...

My Experience as an Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) Worker - Pulse

My Experience as an Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) Worker  Pulse

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is currently the most popular crowdsourced marketplace for work. It has rapidly transformed how social science research is ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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