November 12, 2005

Mechanical Turk

Amazon's beta Mechanical Turk site, where humans sign up to do menial tasks that still befuddle machines, is a revelation and a sensation rolled up into one fantastic marketing opportunity for the online giant. The registration process for signing up as a Requester (i.e. you get to use the Amazon system to request your own workers in return for a percentage) is unavailable due to load. Stay tuned for some interesting developments to be sure.

Now what I'd like is a system for assembling a virtual team for the purposes of making a movie. We have been trying with Sanctuary but there's more than a few issues with culture clash. I'm betting that Amazon, proud owners of IMDb, have something up their sleeve.

Amazon Mechanical Turk - Welcome

Posted by .M. at November 12, 2005 12:36 PM | TrackBack