Amazon Patents Humans Assisting Computers

 - Apr 3, 2007
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Ever heard of mturking? Probably not. But this is one of the earlier trysts I personally have had with online earnings. MTurk in an example of Amazon's "machine/human computing arrangement" where they cash in on tasks that humans perform better than computers. That's right! They've resorted back to hiring us lowly humans to carry out menial online tasks, that we do... even better than computers. And now they've patented the concept.

Is this the stuff nightmares are made of? Perhaps it is.

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