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Video Title: Human Computation
Description: Lecture by Luis von Ahn. Tasks like image recognition are trivial for humans, but continue to challenge even the most sophisticated computer programs. This talk introduces a paradigm for utilizing human processing power to solve problems that computers cannot yet solve. Traditional approaches to solving such problems focus on improving software. I advocate a novel approach: constructively channel human brainpower using computer games. For example, the ESP Game, described in this talk, is an enjoyable online game -- many people play over 40 hours a week -- and when people play, they help label images on the Web with descriptive keywords. These keywords can be used to significantly improve the accuracy of image search. People play the game not because they want to help, but because they enjoy it.
Date of Video: July 26, 2006
Color. Sound. Length (min:sec): 51:31.
Copyright Info: Google, Inc.
Interesting Clips:
  • 10:25- 11:39 task: label all images on the web
  • 11:39- 25:00 ESP game
  • 25:00- 26:20 Games with a purpose
  • 26:20- 31:30 Peekaboom game - label images
  • 31:30- 36:00 Verbosity game -- acquire common sense
  • 36:00- 37:50 General Model
  • 37:50- 39:00 Summary
  • 39:00- end Q/A
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Contributor: Bruce Buchanan
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