Amazon Mechanical Turk

  • Understanding the economy of the crowd Crunch Network

    Understanding the economy of the crowd

    When you think about crowdsourced work, you probably think about Mechanical Turk and, maybe, Uber. On the one hand, an anonymous platform where people feel like mechanical parts. On the other hand, a face-to-face platform where people are rapidly obsolescing and doomed to be replaced by robots. Read More

  • Crowdsourced data can teach your phone to follow your eyes Crunch Network

    Crowdsourced data can teach your phone to follow your eyes

    Eye tracking has always been a tough problem. Multi-camera solutions existed in order to sense the position of the eyes in 3D space, but in general watching where your peepers pointed was too hard for cellphones. Now researchers at MIT and the University of Georgia have created an eye-tracking system that depends on crowdsourced data. The team created a simple app that showed a dot on the… Read More

  • Field Agent launches in the UK as an Amazon Mechanical Turk for field research

    Field Agent, a new iPhone app that launches in the UK today, is bringing the Amazon Mechanical Turk model to field research, although the company, a licensee of the Field Agent brand and model already launched in the US, probably won’t entirely appreciate the comparison. The location-based app lets companies crowdsource their field market research and related activities so that instead… Read More