The Evolution of Cooperation

My friend Tony is one of those amazing sources of things that make my brain go We were chatting about Crowdsourcing – an übersession (which is like an obsession on steroids) of mine, ToingToing’ed here and here.  Tony read a few great books on the subject (notably James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the many are… Continue reading The Evolution of Cooperation

Crowdsourcing: from the Septuagint to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

When you’re sick and your health deteriorates, you go to the doctor, who tries to help you to get better. If this doesn’t help, you may end up in hospital where your doctor has an opportunity to figure out what’s wrong with you over a longer period of time. Failing which, the doctor may decide… Continue reading Crowdsourcing: from the Septuagint to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk