Name game

Carnegie Mellon is using a different kind of engineering to improve image searches on the web – social engineering. Instead of writing fancy algorithms to catalog them JPEGs and GIFs, they are getting Internet users to label each image for them. How?? By making image labelling a game.

Brute force, inelegant, and quite brilliant. We’ve all heard of grid computing with PCs with idle CPU cycles – why not harness the minds of capable but bored Internet surfers?

1 thought on “Name game

  1. More midterm avoidance

    If you’re like me, and looking for ways to waste time instead of do all the work that’s due Wednesday, you can go play a game . I just thought that was neat….

Comments are closed.