Mechanicalturk

08.10.15
Microsoft attempts to teach computers how to make a funny
08.10.15

Microsoft attempts to teach computers how to make a funny

Can computers figure out what makes a cartoon funny?

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06.24.15
Amazon makes it more expensive to get people to do stuff for you
06.24.15

Amazon makes it more expensive to get people to do stuff for you

Mechanical Turks are getting pricier.

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12.03.14
Amazon's Mechanical Turk workers want to be treated like humans
12.03.14

Amazon's Mechanical Turk workers want to be treated like humans

Amazon's Mechanical Turk service is all about using humans to perform computer-like tasks, such as...

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06.15.14
Want to hijack people's PCs? Pay them a few cents
06.15.14

Want to hijack people's PCs? Pay them a few cents

Apparently, hackers wanting to control PCs are wasting their time with elaborate botnets and vulne...

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08.02.13
OpenGlass uses Google Glass to identify objects for the visually impaired (video)
08.02.13

OpenGlass uses Google Glass to identify objects for the visually impaired (video)

Dapper Vision's OpenGlass project sees Google Glass' camera as useful for more than just hands-fre...

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04.25.12
DIY 'Descriptive Camera' captures images, prints out prose
04.25.12

DIY 'Descriptive Camera' captures images, prints out prose

Have you ever wished that cameras could capture not only an image of the scene in front of them, b...

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01.19.09
Belkin pleads for mercy over paid Amazon reviews deception
01.19.09

Belkin pleads for mercy over paid Amazon reviews deception

Remember how Michael Bayard, a Belkin Business Development representative, was apparently hiring pe...

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01.17.09
Belkin rep hiring folks to write fake reviews on Amazon?
01.17.09

Belkin rep hiring folks to write fake reviews on Amazon?

Back in our day, if you weren't busy walking up uphill both ways, you'd write your own dang fake re...

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