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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Adding Human Intelligence to Software

From CACM:    Whats interesting here is the connection to Amazon's Mechanical Turk, which we used to experiment with human intelligence tasks.  There are some things that people can do far more quickly and accurately than machines.  It makes sense to have people perform those tasks as required.

 " ... Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed TurKit, a toolkit that enables users to write algorithms to coordinate online workers using Javascript and create human  intelligence-equipped applications. "This is a bridge for writing code that interacts with the workers on Mechanical Turk, so we can easily explore new methods of human computation," says MIT's Greg Little. ... "

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