Press/Studies How to Attract “Turkers” and Be the Ultimate Mechanical Turk Hero!

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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:

What’s covered in the article:
  1. Explain “The Turk” and Mechanical Turk
  2. Discuss the relationship between Mechanical Turk & Machine Learning
  3. Set up your first Human Intelligence Task (HIT) on Mechanical Turk for data collection!
  4. Reduce issues for both you and the “Workers” that accept your Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs)
It goes into quite a lot of detail, including this bit:

Full article here: https://medium.com/JohnDavidFive/how-to-attract-turkers-and-be-the-ultimate-mechanical-turk-hero-75002da72c3d

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

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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/how-to-attract-turkers-and-be-the-ultimate-mechanical-turk-hero-75002da72c3d
His Turkopticon page: https://turkopticon.ucsd.edu/A1E3ZEH5SO6S1S
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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I've always been puzzled why Amazon chose the Mech Turk, which was a hoax.
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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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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I've always been puzzled why Amazon chose the Mech Turk, which was a hoax. He was an oversized puppet. Says something about us.
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"
 

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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.
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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