A large workforce can be very cost-intensive in the early stages of a company. Many start-ups therefore fall back on the knowledge and know-how of the crowd when special tasks have to be solved. Spreading individual tasks on many shoulders saves time and money.Read more
Within thew frame of its field of work „The Future of work“, the ILO’s (International Labour Organization) research department invited various experts to a seminar focusing on “Global regulation of digital labour” in Geneva on February 27, 2019. Participants included Alex Wood from the Oxford Internet Institute, Enrique Fernandez-Macias from the European Commission, Anne-Marie Mineur, member of the European Parliament, as well as Six Silbermann from the IG Metall labor union in Frankfurt.Read more
The term chatbot is probably familiar only to a few people, but it is likely that everyone has come into contact with one at some point. For example when you ask your smartphone a question via voice input, or when you contact a service provider’s customer support. Virtual assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant or Cortana are based on chatbots – programs that enable simple and intelligent communication between people and computer-based systems.Read more
Real-world examples, prominent use cases, and AI’s (artificial intelligence) potential
The industrialized world is full of machines that outdo humans in strength and speed. Cranes lift steel beams to towering heights, car engines send passengers flying down the road at impossible speeds, and tree shredders pulverize entire pine trunks in a snap. Such inventions replicate and vastly outperform humans at tasks requiring physical exertion. They possess “artificial brawn”.
What then is artificial intelligence?
At a first pass, we can think of AI as a machine (i.e., a computer) replicating human cognitive tasks. A calculator, for example, embodies basic AI to do a job for which humans must use their brains: math.Read more
Crowdsourcing has its origins in the early 21st century. Wrong! You don’t believe it? We did some research regarding the beginnings of crowdsourcing and came across some fascinating information, which we want to share with you.Read more