« Cela reflète des débats qui durent depuis des années entre un courant plutôt protecteur de l’encyclopédie et un courant qui est favorable à ce qu’elle soit la plus ouverte possible. La quarantaine serait un frein à la contribution parce que la philosophie de Wikipédia a toujours été la vérification a posteriori et non pas a priori ».
Machine Learning (ML) is a fast-moving, competitive field. As important as good algorithms are to ML, the state-of-the-art algorithms are reliably available. Compute clusters are also an important ingredient, and they too are easy to access (especially using services like Amazon EC2 and Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs). What isn’t reliably available are large-scale high quality data sets. The things you need to train your classifiers. That’s where MTurk comes into play.
“To our opinion, the real challenge lies in motivating the user to provide the data constantly, even after the exciting appeal of technological innovation at the beginning wears off. The data acquisition process should be entertaining for a possible contributor to engage him in the long run. We convince that entertainment and fun are an important design aspect of such data collecting services.”
Do quick, simple tasks that have a huge impact – like improve the quality of Google Translate in your language, or of Google Maps in your country, etc. Everytime you use it, you know that you’ve made the internet a better place for your community.
The entire cost of the Hack the Pentagon pilot was $150,000, with about half going to the hackers themselves. Hiring an outside contractor to conduct a similar security test could have cost more than $1 million.
Wikipedia editors jumped into action only nine minutes after the Guardian’s report, and the consequent Wikipedia article has been edited once every 2.5 minutes since then.
In the future, we don’t only want to utilize data that HERE produces, but also data that is created by customers
A federal judge said a woman is not entitled to compensation for time spent entering a single Captcha word to verify her identity when opening a Google email account.
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