Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Amazon Mechanical Turk

I can't quite believe this isn't a hoax. But Amazon is now offering a virtual sweat shop for boring repetitive tasks that require a bit of human intelligence. It even has an API! I read about a guy who had used this to pay people to draw sheep, and then sold the sheep drawings as hand made 'one-offs'. Amazon Mechanical Turk - Welcome

1 comment:

Robert Laing said...

that is cool. i'm just trying to think of tasks to give people though!