Crowd-augmented cognition

Press Release 16-056Crowd-augmented cognition NSF early career awardee develops tools that combine human and machine intelligence to accelerate learning May 11, 2016 Crowdsourcing has brought us Wikipedia and ways to understand how HIV proteins fold. It also provides an increasingly effective means for teams to write software, perform research or accomplish small repetitive digital tasks. However, most tasks have proven resistant to distributed labor, at least without a central organizer. As in the case of Wikipedia, their success often relies on the efforts of a small cadre of dedicated volunteers. If these individuals move on, the project becomes difficult to sustain. Scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are finding new solutions to these challenges. Aniket Kittur, an associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University…

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