" ... The new Resource Center includes sample use cases and customer interviews demonstrating how businesses are using Amazon Mechanical Turk for a wide variety of work including web site moderation, data governance, metadata creation and more. The Resource Center also includes a Best Practices Guide to help you optimize your approach and get the best results with Mechanical Turk.... "The Mechanical Turk service, connects problems with humans to solve tasks that can only be done by humans. They call the tasks HIT's or human intelligence tasks. An intelligence marketplace. I have seen no stats from them recently, and it seemed that the service was faltering. So this is a good next step to help simplify its use.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Amazon Mechanical Turk Resource Center
After hearing little from Amazon's Mechanical Turk system for some time, I just received a note that they were establishing a resource center. This is an attempt to connect human and machine intelligence which I always thought was not considered enough.