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Discussion in 'AMT News' started by electrolyte, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. electrolyte

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    The Ghost of MTurk Past

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    This article is written by a requester and talks about his experiences and lessons learned in using MTurk. From the article:

    It goes into quite a lot of detail, including this bit:

    Full article here: https://medium.com/JohnDavidFive/ho...he-ultimate-mechanical-turk-hero-75002da72c3d

    His Turkopticon page: https://turkopticon.ucsd.edu/A1E3ZEH5SO6S1S
     
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  2. Caturk

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    I've always been puzzled why Amazon chose the Mech Turk, which was a hoax. He was an oversized puppet. Says something about us.
     
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  3. electrolyte

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    Because it was artificial artificial intelligence, which is what Amazon Mechanical Turk's tagline is. It's presented as if it's automated and works as if it was magic, but it's actually humans inside doing the work.
     
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    Ooh! oh-oh-oooh! A sparkly!

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    Ooh! oh-oh-oooh! A sparkly!

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    From Wiki-
    "Mechanical Turk, an expression used for machines or devices that can purportedly do a fully automated task, but which in reality is done by a hidden person"
     
  6. Caturk

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    Amazon says it means that, but it's not AI as we know it today. It's a real stretch of the meaning.
     
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    This reminds me of an Asimov story:
    https://archive.org/stream/1958-02_IF#page/n5/mode/2up
    I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Bezos was thinking of this.
     
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