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Crowdsourcing Week DC Summit Takeaways

The Crowdsourcing Week DC Summit (their first US event) was a fascinating look at the broad range of work now processed by the crowd. From citizen volunteers collecting data for scientific research to Latin American homeowners collecting ambient sound data to train intelligent assistants such as Alexa and Cortana, the

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Join the Crowd!

Information Evolution is proud to be a part of the upcoming CrowdSourcingWeek Summit in Washington DC on June 15th. The one-day program will focus on the second wave of the crowd economy with domestic and international industry-leading professionals sharing how crowdsourcing is reshaping industries and transforming organizations today. Open innovation,

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Crowdsourcing Platforms

Crowdsourcing platforms give users a suite of tools to administer crowdsourced projects and access an on-demand pool of cloud labor. Social media sentiment analysis, image metadata appending, and data gathering tasks are routinely crowdsourced. Up-front investments are minimal. Other advantages include super-fast turnaround times and vast scalability. Currently, the primary

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HCOMP 2016 Takeaways

Information Evolution was proud to sponsor the recent AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing. Speakers and presenters from around the world brought deep academic insight into the vast AI training work cloud labor handles for digital economy leaders like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, and WordPress, as well as the

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HCOMP 2016

Information Evolution is proud to sponsor HCOMP 2016, the world’s premier event for unveiling the latest research on crowdsourcing and human computation. The HCOMP conference, run by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, is hosted at the University of Texas School of Information this year and will take

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Cloud Labor

Many businesspeople fear that crowdsourcing – or cloud labor – poses a threat to US jobs and thus our economy. In fact, the opposite is true. Using crowdsourcing to take care of time-consuming research, data collection, and other simple tasks frees skilled employees to focus on higher-value work, increasing employers’

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Labor as a Service

One of the most underappreciated aspects of the rise of crowdsourcing is that it’s laying the groundwork for a fundamental change in the very nature of work. The construct of the M-F, 9am-5pm, on-site, day job is now only marginally workable. Employers find it more difficult to get demonstrable ROI

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The Human in the Loop

After half a decade of ever-increasing crowdsourcing volume, IEI has decided to put crowd-centered technology at the center of everything we do. This doesn’t mean that we now only use external crowd workers ‑ on the contrary, our in-house teams continue to grow. It does mean that we are centralizing

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The Evolution of IEI

We started IEI in 2007 with a simple premise: To help the folks running online information services make sure their data were never out of date so their clients always had a great user experience. After almost eight years in business, we have achieved our goal and we thought we’d

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Searching for Search Innovation

It’s been 20 years since Internet search was “born,” and searching the Web is still pretty much the same as it was in 1995. Dubious sources of information are not weighted to be “worse” than accurate sources. If they’re “popular,” Google even weights them more favorably. Image and video searches

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