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Ask HN: What problem in your industry is a potential startup? | Hacker News

MTurk itself is not perfect and could use many improvements. Amazon has been absent from the project itself for a long time and provides minimal support and there is a lot of criticism over them changing their fee structure in a few weeks that may or may not lead to a decrease in tasks and/or pay.

fasouto on June 29, 2015 [-]

There are a couple of alternatives: and

umeshunni on June 29, 20...
business-models  business-ideas  business  ideas  startup  hn  mechanical-turk 
9 weeks ago by hellsten
The Unknown, Poorly Paid Labor Force Powering Academic Research - Motherboard
Even if the contractors on MTurk are paid ethically, it's not clear whether the data they provide is skewing researchers' findings.

As political scientists Kathleen Searles and John Barry Ryan wrote in the Washington Post, it's definitely reasonable to use MTurk to gather data in certain circumstances. The trouble is knowing when. Even when it's appropriate, it's important not to oversell the results because "studies using MTurk do not always lead to the same conclusion as those using national samples," they said.
amazon  mechanical-turk  research  academia 
9 weeks ago by jomc
Prodigy - Radically efficient machine teaching
An active learning-powered annotation tool for named entity recognition, text classification, object detection, image segmentation, A/B evaluation and more.
annotation  training  crowdsource  labeling  deep-learning  mechanical-turk  tool  software  data  data-collection  collection 
february 2018 by nharbour
Tutorial: Getting great survey results from MTurk and SurveyMonkey
MTurk is a great way to get fast responses to your survey or study but it works a little differently from traditional survey services. Today, we’re going to talk about how to manage the results of…
mechanical-turk  mturk  tips  advice  survey  surveys 
december 2017 by nharbour
Getting Started with Surveys and Market Research – Amazon Mechanical Turk – Medium
With Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), you can recruit participants from MTurk’s large and diverse base of Workers for your survey or online research study. Here is a brief summary of the most common…
mechanical-turk  survey  tutorial 
november 2017 by nharbour
Amazon Mechanical Turk - Welcome
The online market place for work. We give businesses and developers access to an on-demand scalable workforce. Workers can work at home and make money by choosing from thousands of tasks and jobs.
ai  machine-learning  training  mechanical-turk  crowdsourcing  dataset  creation 
september 2017 by nharbour
ImageNet: the data that spawned the current AI boom — Quartz
When an algorithm can only work with data that’s close to what it’s seen before, the model is considered overfitting to the data; it can’t understand anything more general past those examples. On the other hand, if a model doesn’t pick up the right patterns between the data, it’s overgeneralizing.
machine-learning  computer-vision  mechanical-turk 
july 2017 by jomc
The Sheep Market
10,000 sheep drawn by workers on Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
mechanical-turk  visualization  dataset  computer-vision 
june 2017 by dougleigh

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