mechanical turk

File this one under inevitable but hilarious. Mechanical Turk is a service that from its earliest days seemed to invite shenanigans, and indeed researchers show that nearly half of its…

Mechanical Turk workers are using AI to automate being human

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…

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

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…

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

Understanding the economy of the crowd

12:00 pm PDT • September 4, 2016

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…

Understanding the economy of the crowd

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…

Buyhandpicked Applies Mechanical Turk Model To Personal Shopping

Rainforest, a Y Combinator company, has developed an on-demand service that runs functional tests against a crowd of people through Mechanical Turk, Amazon’s crowdsourcing platform. The service is similar to how a customer…

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

There’s has been much discussion in the past couple of days about how Quora can handle its recent explosive growth, avoid becoming a Yahoo Answers (i.e. full of nonsense and…

Clickworker.com (Humangrid), the European paid crowdsourcing platform and a competitor to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, has picked up a new client: U.S. high-school sports media network Swink.tv. Similar to Amazon’s offering,…