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When robot met Poe: Curious case of chess-playing machine - Bristol Herald Courier

When robot met Poe: Curious case of chess-playing machine  Bristol Herald Courier

BALTIMORE (AP) — It was a hot summer day in May 1827, and Johann Maelzel's robot exhibition was not going well.

Storm Play Launches Long Awaited iOS App for Microtasks - CryptoSlate

Storm Play Launches Long Awaited iOS App for Microtasks  CryptoSlate

The popular gamified microtask platform, StormX, has launched their long-awaited iOS app. To celebrate the milestone, Storm Play account holders have the ...

Ring’s 'AI' reportedly involved people watching customers' videos - Mashable

Ring’s 'AI' reportedly involved people watching customers' 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 ...

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.

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?

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.

30 jobs in 30 days: Work from home with Amazon Mechanical Turk | FOX23 - KOKI FOX 23

30 jobs in 30 days: Work from home with Amazon Mechanical Turk | FOX23  KOKI FOX 23

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 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: ...

How Much Would We Have to Pay You to Quit Facebook for a Year? - Lifehacker

How Much Would We Have to Pay You to Quit Facebook for a Year?  Lifehacker

College students in a recent study demanded an average of $2076 to quit Facebook for a year. As Ars Technica explains, this wasn't just a survey—researchers ...

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.

Work from home: How to make money online with Amazon Mechanical Turk | WSB-TV - WSB Atlanta

Work from home: How to make money online with Amazon Mechanical Turk | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

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

Effect.AI introduces “Machete” mechanical turk improvement - NEO News Today

Effect.AI introduces “Machete” mechanical turk improvement  NEO News Today

Effect.AI has published its latest development report, which includes updates about Effect Force, Effect workforce, the recent meetup, plus more.

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.

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 ...

Facebook accused of Portal astroturfing - bit-tech.net

Facebook accused of Portal astroturfing  bit-tech.net

Facebook's Portal, a family of video-conferencing and smart assistant devices tied into the company's social networking platform, has found itself at the centre of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 best economics research of 2018 - Quartz

The best economics research of 2018  Quartz

Twelve top economists, including two Nobel prize winners, name the year's best economics papers.

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*, ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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’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 ...

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 ...

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. *****.

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.

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, ...

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.

How 2018 became Facebook’s worst year in privacy and security - Inventiva

How 2018 became Facebook’s worst year in privacy and security  Inventiva

In early December, Facebook's developer team declared the discovery of a security bug that gave developers access to photos users hadn't shared on their ...

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 ...

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 ...

We need a minimum wage for microworkers - The Daily Dot

We need a minimum wage for microworkers  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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Amazon just increased prices on a service you've probably never heard of, and some researchers are really upset - Business Insider

Amazon just increased prices on a service you've probably never heard of, and some researchers are really upset  Business Insider

Business Insider Amazon just raised the costs of using Mechanical Turk— its platform to let users crowd source "human intelligence tasks" to people all around ...

What the Tech? You can make some extra cash online - WKRN News 2

What the Tech? You can make some extra cash online  WKRN News 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - - We can all use a little extra money in our pocket during the holidays. Our tech guru Jamey Tucker has some ideas where we ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to get free Amazon gift cards - Komando

How to get free Amazon gift cards  Komando

Here are some simple tricks that will get you Free Amazon Gift Cards.

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 ...

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 ...

AI biz borks US election spending data by using underpaid Amazon Mechanical Turks - The Register

AI biz borks US election spending data by using underpaid Amazon Mechanical Turks  The Register

Captricity, a company that touts AI software capable of reading text better than people, has been blamed for a bumper crop of data entry errors that misrepresent ...

Mechanical Turkers paid $1 are better at predicting recidivism than secret, private-sector algorithms - Boing Boing

Mechanical Turkers paid $1 are better at predicting recidivism than secret, private-sector algorithms  Boing Boing

It looks like everyday folks -- recruited on Mechanical Turk, no less -- are better at predicting recidivism than the elite, secretive private-sector algorithms used by ...

How Amazon's Mechanical Turk is becoming a research tool - Phys.Org

How Amazon's Mechanical Turk is becoming a research tool  Phys.Org

This spring, Chris Callison-Burch, Ph.D., was in town to share an unusual approach to machine learning. This is one of the hottest topics in computer science: It ...

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.

Human labor is propping up some companies' fake AI software - MIT Technology Review

Human labor is propping up some companies' fake AI software  MIT Technology Review

There isn't always a computer program behind “AI” services—sometimes it's just plain old “I.

Amazon launches an automated labeling service for its SageMaker machine learning tool - TechCrunch

Amazon launches an automated labeling service for its SageMaker machine learning tool  TechCrunch

You can't build a good machine learning model without good training data. But building those training sets is hard, often manual work, that involves labeling ...

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 ...

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human - The Verge

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human  The Verge

Amazon's Alexa Prize is a multimillion-dollar competition to build AI that can chat like a human. On the face of it, Amazon isn't asking much: just create a chatbot ...

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 ...

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 ...

How You Can Use Amazon's Mechanical Turk for Business - Inc.com

How You Can Use Amazon's Mechanical Turk for Business  Inc.com

Perfect for tedious tasks, Amazon's Mechanical Turk may be the perfect alternative to hiring temporary workers for singular projects.

Spare5 Raises $10M Series A Round For Its Mobile Mechanical Turk Service - TechCrunch

Spare5 Raises $10M Series A Round For Its Mobile Mechanical Turk Service  TechCrunch

Spare5 · Spare5_4 lets businesses outsource menial tasks like tagging and describing images, cleaning up data and classifying *content* to smartphone users ...

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 ...

Nancy Folbre: The Unregulated Work of Mechanical Turk - New York Times

Nancy Folbre: The Unregulated Work of Mechanical Turk  New York Times

Nancy Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She recently edited and contributed to “For Love and Money: Care ...

Apple reportedly rolling out ‘Mechanical Turk’-esque program to improve Apple Maps data - 9to5Mac

Apple reportedly rolling out ‘Mechanical Turk’-esque program to improve Apple Maps data  9to5Mac

Apple is advancing its data accuracy efforts with Apple Maps, according to a new report from iGeneration. The report details a new website app program where ...

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.

Ready to get rich off the gig economy? Don't count on it - TechRepublic

Ready to get rich off the gig economy? Don't count on it  TechRepublic

Workers have turned to the gig economy as a way to work with more flexible hours or supplement their income from another job. But it's not a good way to make ...

57 Million U.S. Workers Are Part Of The Gig Economy - Forbes

57 Million U.S. Workers Are Part Of The Gig Economy  Forbes

More than one third (36 percent) of U.S. workers are in the gig economy, which works out to a very large number of approximately 57 million people. With the rise ...

Expensify CEO says its 'automated' service is 'proud' to use humans to process receipts - Markets Insider

Expensify CEO says its 'automated' service is 'proud' to use humans to process receipts  Markets Insider

Expensify advertises its expense management system as "automated," but its CEO says the company has never tried to hide the fact that it also relies on ...

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

The online marketplace for digital piece-work, plagued recently by reports of abuse by spammers, has another problem: an interface that is hard for its workers to ...

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

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

If the online labor platform Mechanical Turk is any indication, the workplace of the future has no walls, no national borders, and virtually no limits to growth.

ProPublica's Guide to Mechanical Turk - ProPublica

ProPublica's Guide to Mechanical Turk  ProPublica

This is a guide to journalists looking to use Mechanical Turk in their data projects.

Gems – a Blockchain-Powered Decentralized Mechanical Turk - ChipIn

Gems – a Blockchain-Powered Decentralized Mechanical Turk  ChipIn

A new Ethereum-powered project called Gems is aiming to decentralize effective but overpriced mechanical Turk platforms by bringing crowdsourced ...

Is Amazon Evil and Am I Evil for Using It? - Gizmodo

Is Amazon Evil and Am I Evil for Using It?  Gizmodo

1-Click ordering a massively discounted flat-screen TV, or seventy pounds of coarse-grained salt, it can be easy to forget, or temporarily repress, all those stories ...

With a $1.5M seed round, Eloquent Labs mixes AI and Mechanical Turk to fix customer service - TechCrunch

With a $1.5M seed round, Eloquent Labs mixes AI and Mechanical Turk to fix customer service  TechCrunch

Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped. So instead of taking the traditional approach and gloating about a glitzy ...

What Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Says About Our Future - Nanalyze

What Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Says About Our Future  Nanalyze

We've written before about the rapid development of technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) and how they threaten to displace as many as ...

Mechanical Turk: Amazon's New Underclass - Huffington Post

Mechanical Turk: Amazon's New Underclass  Huffington Post

If there are any champions of workers' rights who are still cheering after the UK's Court of Appeal decision on the Poundland work-for-free case, they need to ...

The rise of 'pseudo-AI': how tech firms quietly use humans to do bots' work - The Guardian

The rise of 'pseudo-AI': how tech firms quietly use humans to do bots' work  The Guardian

Using what one expert calls a 'Wizard of Oz technique', some companies keep their reliance on humans a secret from investors.

Facebook’s Surveillance Machine - The New York Times

Facebook’s Surveillance Machine  The New York Times

In 2014, Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company that would later provide services for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, reached out with a ...

Try Amazon's Mechanical Turk for Inexpensive Labor - Practical Ecommerce

Try Amazon's Mechanical Turk for Inexpensive Labor  Practical Ecommerce

Amazon's Mechanical Turk crowd-sourcing marketplace has been online since November 2005 and serves as a way of getting humans to perform common, ...

Why Do Patients Withhold Information? | Medpage Today - MedPage Today

Why Do Patients Withhold Information? | Medpage Today  MedPage Today

Survey respondents report embarrassment, fear of being judged by clinicians.

Experimenting on Mechanical Turk: 5 How Tos - ITworld.com

Experimenting on Mechanical Turk: 5 How Tos  ITworld.com

Performing human-subjects experiments on Amazon Mechanical Turk offers many benefits, including very low experiment costs, quick turn-around rates, and ...

How Congressional Facebook Outreach Changed Under President Trump - Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

How Congressional Facebook Outreach Changed Under President Trump  Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

To analyze the *content* of congressional Facebook posts, researchers studied a complete set of posts created by members of the U.S. Senate and House of ...

Why Do Some Companies Have Humans Pretending to be Bots? - GovernmentCIO Media

Why Do Some Companies Have Humans Pretending to be Bots?  GovernmentCIO Media

Artificial intelligence has become such a catchy selling point for online services that some companies have turned to a bit of sleight of hand — and voice — to ...

Could Amazon Mechanical Turk workers own artificial intelligence technology? - Co-operative News

Could Amazon Mechanical Turk workers own artificial intelligence technology?  Co-operative News

With an unprecedented acceleration in technological development, millions of workers across the world are facing uncertain futures, particularly in the retail ...

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 ...

How Amazon's crowdsourcing forum, Mechanical Turk, could be destroying academic research - OregonLive.com

How Amazon's crowdsourcing forum, Mechanical Turk, could be destroying academic research  OregonLive.com

"Turkers" are people who are essentially making their living by filling out questionnaires all day long, day after, month after month, year after year.

The humans behind Mechanical Turk’s artificial intelligence - Financial Times

The humans behind Mechanical Turk’s artificial intelligence  Financial Times

Highly educated workers drive machine learning for Amazon by completing tasks.

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