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How to Build a Collective Intelligence Platform to Crowdsource Almost Anything

How to Build a Collective Intelligence Platform to Crowdsource Almost Anything
Introduction The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence recently published an important overview of the theory and mechanisms behind successful crowdsourcing efforts. Their report, called “Harnessing Crowds: Mapping the Genome of Collective Intelligence“, can be found here. Their research reveals similarities behind many high-profile collective intelligence (CI) systems, including Threadless, Wikipedia and InnoCentive. I call this work the MIT Approach to Collective Intelligence, which is a generic approach applicable to a wide range of problems and circumstances. The MIT approach to collective intelligence According to the Center for Collective Intelligence, a good collective intelligence platform (CI) must address the following themes: These four themes then translate into the following four questions: What is to be accomplished? Figure 1, below, illustrates how these four themes and questions interact to form the building blocks of any collective intelligence system. Conclusion Related:  à revoir urgent

Ushahidi :: Crowdsourcing Crisis Information (FOSS) les lois scalantes Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. On nomme lois scalantes, ou parfois aussi lois de puissance, un certain nombre de lois constatées le plus souvent empiriquement et où interviennent des phénomènes d’invariance d'échelle, d’où leur nom, ou parfois d’invariance de repères. Il arrive qu’on soupçonne leur validité dans des domaines autres que ceux pour lesquels elles ont été démontrées ; c’est le cas par exemple pour la Loi de Mandelbrot. Les plus connues sont : Loi de Zipf (constatée)Loi de Mandelbrot, généralisation de la précédente (démontrée)Loi de Pareto et principe de Pareto, dit aussi des 80/20 (constatée ; étudiée par Knuth dans The Art of Computer Programming, vol. 3, « Sorting and searching »)Loi de Benford Loi de distribution du premier chiffre dans des tables numériques ou des carnets d’adresses (démontrée)Courbe d'apprentissageDistribution de la vitesse des molécules dans un gaz[1]. Sujets où interviennent des lois scalantes[modifier | modifier le code]

10 Crowdsourcing Social Media Tools Since we’re about to jump into 2010 (that’s “twenty ten,” everyone), I wanted to ring in the new year with something that will hopefully kick start your collaborative efforts. This is a guest post from Shevonne Polastre, who wrote this article on behalf of TopHost.Gr, a Greek web host that offers shared hosting. Crowdsourcing has become more and more popular with private companies, non-profit organizations, and even government agencies. It’s a model that is based on many people contributing to an idea, product, or service that would have usually been done by one person. Crowdsourcing has become increasingly more widely used because it helps cultivate creativity and innovation. There are three main reasons why this model works: Crowdsourcing builds competition – In an environment where one person is the one having the power to build something, mediocrity is usually the final result. Crowdsourcing is an useful model because it can be used by any group for any reason. Twitter Facebook Dropbox

10 Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers Love Sneaking Into Abandoned buildings have long held a fascination for me. They imply a mystery (what happened?) and a challenge (can I get inside and see?) as well as a thrilling bit of danger (guard dogs! rape-happy squatters! the floor might collapse!) My Strange Geographies photo essays grew out of my fascination with abandoned things (and expanded from there), and I actually did hit a mental hospital recently -- a few months ago, on an island just off Venice, Italy, of all places. There are many UrbEx photographers out there (the advent of high-quality, relatively cheap digital cameras that can take pictures practically in the dark helped spread the craze), but one of my favorites, and a friend of mine, is Martino Zegwaard, a seemingly fearless Dutchman whose pictures of skin-crawly places are imbued with a strange beauty. The amazing shot above comes from a facility in upstate New York that he simply refers to as "MT." Martino writes: You can see the whole creep-tastic photo essay here.

It’s people! Meet Soylent, the crowdsourced copy editor The phrase “on-demand human computation” has a sinister tinge to it, if only because the idea of sucking the brain power out of a group of people is generally frowned upon. And yet, if you call it “crowdsourcing” everything sounds so much friendlier! But calling Soylent “crowdsourced copy-editing” isn’t quite fair, since the system performs the type of jobs that are somewhere in the gray area between man and machine. More than a spell check, not quite the nightside copy editor versed in AP style, Soylent really is on-demand computation. Soylent is an add-in for Microsoft Word that uses Mechanical Turk as a distributed copy-editing system to perform tasks like proofreading and text-shortening, as well as a type of specialized edits its developers call “The Human Macro.” For those unfamiliar, Mechanical Turk is an Amazon service that makes it easier for small tasks (and the money to pay for them) to be distributed among a group of humans called Turkers.

Facts & Figures: Enchanted Objects Enchanted Objects Arthurian Legend The following magical objects found in the Arthurian legend are actually too enormous to list here. Since Arthur and some of his companions are found in Welsh (Celtic) literature, it is only right to list their possessions here. Back to the Appendix French Legend Though, the Charlemagne legend doesn't belong here, they are sometimes listed in Arthurian legend, comparing the object between two different legends. This page belongs to Timeless Myths. See Copyright Notices for permitted use. For feedback, questions, or just to say "hello", contact can made through the Contact page. Home | Arthurian Legends | Camelot | Age of Chivalry | Songs of Deeds Copyright: Timeless Myths © 1999 Jimmy Joe.

Best Books on Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing - Wikinomics, Collaboration & Management Intermediary Platforms Research & Development platforms Innocentive – open innovation problem solvingIdeaConnection – idea marketplace and problem – IP market placePRESANS (beta) – connect and solve R&D problemsHypios – online problem solvingInnoget – research intermediary platformOne Billion Minds – online (social) challengesNineSigma – technology problem solvingIdeaken – collaborative – Community of innovators & creators. Marketing, Design & Idea platforms Collective Intelligence & Prediction platforms Lumenogic – collective intelligence marketsUshahidi – crowdsourcing crisis informationKaggle – data mining and forecastingWe Are Hunted – the online music chartGoogle Image Labeler – crowdsourced image labeling HR & Freelancers platforms TopCoder – competition-based software crowdsourcingSpudaroo – crowdsourcing copywritingClickworker – small online task solvingAmazon Mechanical Turk – low-cost crowdsourcing Open innovation software 478Shares

Alcubierre drive Two-dimensional visualization of the Alcubierre drive, showing the opposing regions of expanding and contracting spacetime that displace the central region. The Alcubierre drive or Alcubierre metric (referring to metric tensor) is a speculative idea based on a solution of Einstein's field equations in general relativity as proposed by theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre, by which a spacecraft could achieve faster-than-light travel if a configurable energy-density field lower than that of vacuum (i.e. negative mass) could be created. Rather than exceeding the speed of light within its local frame of reference, a spacecraft would traverse distances by contracting space in front of it and expanding space behind it, resulting in effective faster-than-light travel. History[edit] Alcubierre metric[edit] The Alcubierre metric defines the warp-drive spacetime. Mathematics of the Alcubierre drive[edit] where is a positive definite metric on each of the hypersurfaces. and with arbitrary parameters .