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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Crowd-Sourcing the World

This is quite ambitious, I see that Nokia is involved. How do we know this will be used for good rather than evil? Even a bit less than evil?

"Crowd-Sourcing the World
A startup hopes to tap into the expertise of developing nations via cell phones ... Now Nathan Eagle, a research fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, in New Mexico, is launching a project similar to Amazon's Mechanical Turk but that distributes tasks via cell phones. The goal of his project, called txteagle, is to leverage an underused work force in some of the poorest parts of the world ... "
Via Dexin.

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