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Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices

Pretty much every company, to some extent, has to power their algorithms with data and machine learning if they’re going to be competitive with anyone else in their space. The challenge there, t

With a $1.5M seed round, Eloquent Labs mixes AI and Mechanical Turk to fix customer service

Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped. So instead of taking the traditional approach and gloating about a glitzy new deeper learning algorithm to pit

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

Buyhandpicked Applies Mechanical Turk Model To Personal Shopping

Buyhandpicked.com is a startup taking a Mechanical Turk approach to cracking personal shopping online by building a platform where online shoppers can submit detailed shopping requests, and -- at the

Rainforest Launches On Demand Service That Uses API To Spin Up QA Testers For Web Sites And Apps

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.rainforestqa.com">Rainforest</a>, a Y Combinator company, has developed an on-demand service that runs functional tests against a crowd of people through Mechani

How Not To Be Influential? Quora Spam On Mechanical Turk

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/quora-picture.png" alt="" /> There's has been <a href="http://gigaom.com/2011/01/06/can-quora-survive-its-growing-popularity/">much discussio

Clickworker signs up Swink.tv for its Mechanical Turk competitor

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-244.png" alt="" title="Picture 24" width="296" height="68" class="shot2" /><a href="http://Clickworker.com">Clickworker.com</a> (<a h