Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing Internet marketplace that enables individuals and businesses (known as Requesters) to coordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do.
For the first time in human history, hundreds of millions of people can, via the Internet, easily collaborate on the same problem.
Through online games, people can collectively solve large-scale computational problems. Such games constitute a general mechanism for using brain power to solve open problems. People will play such games to be entertained, not to solve a problem - no matter the objective.
In the first four months of its operation, the ESP Game generated more than a million labels for more than a quarter of a million images.
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A social approach
People play not because they are personally interested in solving an instance of a computational problem but because they wish to be entertained.
Most people enjoy intellectual challenges in a variety of different contexts, one of these being video games.
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