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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Crowd Sourced Research

We did something related by giving knowledgeable people the ability to compete, in a gamelike way,  in finding solutions to a sub task.   It was often hard to define the sub task well enough.

A Stanford-Led Platform for Crowdsourced Research Gives Experience to Global Participants 
Stanford News
By Tom Abate; Glen Martin

Faculty at Stanford University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Cornell Tech spearheaded the Crowd Research Initiative to help students worldwide gain experience in crowdsourced research projects via a Web-based platform for conducting global-scale work. The initiative's goal is to give participants more ways to shape the subjects and directions of research, demonstrating the quality of their thinking and methods. Among student participants who have directly benefited is Chiraag Sumanth, who helped devise a game-like interface to make participation more entertaining. Experiments on the platform over the last two years yielded papers accepted via peer review at top-tier conferences in computer science. The experiments concentrated on human-computer interaction, data science, and computer vision, and resulted in many participants being admitted to top global institutions, while others received research experience that will enhance their careers. The initiative's early results will be presented this week at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2017) in Quebec City, Canada ... " 

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