Human-based computation
Human-based computation (HBC), human-assisted computation, ubiquitous human computing or distributed thinking (by analogy to distributed computing) is a computer science technique in which a machine p...
New App Turns Smartphones Into Worldwide Seismic Network
UC Berkeley scientists today are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection netw...
Computers Plus Crowds Could Tackle World's Toughest Problems
The world's most dire problems, such as climate change and global conflicts, could be solved using a combination of human and computer intelligence, researchers say.
Sign Of Alien Life? Kepler Telescope Spots Strange Star
A distant star is getting a lot of attention from astronomers — possibly as a sign that alien life is out there. The star KIC 8462852 was discovered through Planet Hunters, a citizen science program a...
Find the ungoogleable with crowdsourced search engine
Adding the human touch to web searches can handle vague, complex or visual questions that stump conventional search engines
AI-complete
In the field of artificial intelligence, the most difficult problems are informally known as AI-complete or AI-hard, implying that the difficulty of these computational problems is equivalent to that ...
Social search
Social search or a social search engine is a type of web search that takes into account the Social Graph of the person initiating the search query. When applied to web searches the Social-Graph uses e...
New App Turns Smartphones Into Worldwide Seismic Network
UC Berkeley scientists today are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection netw...
Sign Of Alien Life? Kepler Telescope Spots Strange Star
A distant star is getting a lot of attention from astronomers — possibly as a sign that alien life is out there. The star KIC 8462852 was discovered through Planet Hunters, a citizen science program a...
EyeWire
EyeWire is a game to map the brain from Sebastian Seung's Lab at Princeton University (formerly MIT). This citizen science human-based computation game challenges players to map 3D neurons in a retina...
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Hunch (website)
Hunch was a website designed as a collective intelligence decision-making system ("decision engine") that used decision trees to make decisions based on users' interest. Hunch was launched publicly in...
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Social problem-solving
Social problem-solving, in its most basic form, is defined as problem solving as it occurs in the natural environment. More specifically it refers to the cognitive-behavioral process in which one work...
Phylo (video game)
Phylo is an experimental video game about multiple sequence alignment optimisation. Developed by the McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, it was originally released as a free Flash game in November 2010....
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Ontogame
OntoGame is a project and series of games that aim at weaving the Semantic Web. It was initiated by Katharina Siorpaes and Martin Hepp at the University of Innsbruck. The core idea is that, despite si...
3form
3form Free Knowledge Exchange is one of the earliest examples of human-based computation and human-based genetic algorithm (Kosorukoff, 1998). It uses both human-based selection and three types of hu...
HealthyWage
HealthyWage is an American healthcare company that designs and implements health incentive programs and contests. The company is noted for pushing public discussion on health incentive issues, and fo...
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Ex.plode.us
ex.plode.us was a website search engine that indexed people. It was created by Curverider, the creators of the Elgg social networking platform. Ex.plode.us aggregated social data from 43 Things, flic...
Citizen science
Citizen science (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientist...
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Citizen sourcing
Citizen sourcing is the government adoption of crowdsourcing techniques for the purposes of (1) enlisting citizens in the design and execution of government services and (2) tapping into the citizenry...
Crowd funding
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.One early-stage equity expert described it as “...
Collaborative innovation network
A Collaborative Innovation Network (CoIN) is a social construct used to describe innovative teams. It has been defined by the originator of the term, Peter Gloor (a Research Scientist at MIT Sloan's C...
Odyssey Moon
On 6 December 2007, Odyssey Moon was the first team to register for the Google Lunar X Prize competition, an event that hopes to rekindle the efforts of humans to return to the moon. The competition i...
Odyssey Moon - Wikipedia
Waze
Waze is a GPS-based geographical navigation application program for smartphones with GPS support and display screens which provides turn-by-turn information and user-submitted travel times and route d...
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Zooniverse (citizen science project)
Zooniverse is a citizen science web portal owned and operated by the Citizen Science Alliance. It is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. The orga...
Digg
Digg is a news aggregator with an editorially driven front page, aiming to select stories specifically for the Internet audience such as science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues. ...
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Eng-Tips Forums
Eng-Tips Forums is an English-language knowledge market website that allows users to post engineering-related questions to be answered and answer questions asked by other users. The targeted audience ...
Eng-Tips Forums - Wikipedia
Kune (software)
Kune is a free/open source distributed social network focused on collaboration rather than just on communication. That is, it focuses on online real-time collaborative editing, decentralized social ne...
Kune (software) - Wikipedia
Open music
Open music is music that is shareable, available in "source code" form, allows derivative works and is free of cost for non-commercial use. It is the concept of "open source" computer software applied...