Crowdsourcing from its beginnings to the present

April 4, 2018
evolution of crowdsourcing

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.

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Join us at IoT Tech Expo 2018 in London!

March 27, 2018

IoT

 

The World’s Leading IoT Event Series will bring together key industries from across the globe for 2 days of top level content and discussion. Exploring the latest innovations within the Internet of Things, it will examine the impact it has on many industries including Manufacturing, Transport, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Insurance, Logistics, Government, Energy and Automotive.

The event is held at the exhibition hall "Olympia London" from April 18th to the 19th and includes 18 conference tracks, 500+ speakers and 300+ exhibitors.

If you’re attending, get in contact with us and let us meet to chat at our
stand no 183

and/or follow our session “Keeping Enterprise AI in shape”at the conference track "IoT Innovations & Technologies"
on 19th of April at 12:10 PM.
More information at
https://www.iottechexpo.com/talk/

 

IoT

 

Contact details:
Stephan Pamp, Director Sales
EMail: stephan.pamp@clickworker.com
Phone: +49 201 959718-31
Mobile: +49 1590 4432138
Leon Heidelbach, Junior Account Manager
EMail: leon.heidelbach@clickworker.com
Phone: +49 201 959718-36

 

Looking forward to see you!

 

The new API Explorer

November 7, 2016

Mobile Workforce

For the past eight years we have provided our customers with a service option that enables them to integrate our services via an API into their IT infrastructure and company workflows. Our customers can use the API for example to place new orders, or submit order data and get the results directly back into their system. This service is popular and is being increasingly used. We have now further optimized the API for our customers.

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Define Your Own Crowd with the Building of Teams

October 10, 2016

building crowd teams

In our marketplace you can build any number of Clickworker teams for yourself, which can then either be chosen or excluded during the job creation process.

Usage of Expert Teams
Logically a team of Clickworkers can be put together whose previous work you have been especially pleased with. This allows you to direct the work upcoming jobs specifically to the Clickworkers on your expert team. In this way you can better guide the results and help align them with your expectations.

Usage of Blocklists
On the other hand a team of Clickworkers can be assembled that you wish to exclude from future tasks, and thereby define as a blocklist. This is especially useful when you personally weren’t as pleased with the results, for example their text style, produced by these Clickworkers. But it also makes sense to create a blocklist of Clickworkers for subsequent jobs like online surveys, to prevent the same workers from taking part in the survey again.

In the following, we explain step by step to you how the building of teams works.

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Artificial Intelligence – Algorithms on the Rise

July 20, 2016

Artificial Intelligence

Well-known innovations concerning computers and the internet have captured the market, define everyday life and delight users. With artificial intelligence ambitious researchers want to add a new dimension to technical development. Crowdsourcing helps computer systems with self-regulated machine learning.

Watson is an intelligent, semantic computer program, which as a complicated question answering system, can process natural speech. To the question from Todd Spaletto, president of a well-known manufacturer of mountaineering gear, about what the most practical clothing for mountain hiking in rainy pre-summer weather would be, the computer answers: “There is just a three percent chance that it will rain,” and recommends that the outdoor specialist wear a “breathable fleece jacket” of a durable make.

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What is crowdsourcing? (part 2/2)

January 18, 2016

Crowdsourcing

Types of crowdsourcing

The Crowdsourcing Report 2012 divides crowdsourcing into different categories. These include:
  • Microworking
  • Creative Content Marketplace
  • Open Innovation and Ideas
  • Collective Knowledge
  • Crowdfunding
  • Engagement and Charity

In microworking users are given mini tasks, which cannot be processed by computers. Complex tasks are often divided into small individual jobs that are put back together again at the end of the project. The payment the users receive for these simple tasks, which includes searching for an address or telephone number or tagging content and products, is nominal.

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What is crowdsourcing? (part 1/2)

January 11, 2016

Crowdsourcing

The term is composed of the words “crowd” and “outsourcing.” It originally attracted attention in 2006, when the American journalist, Jeff Howe, published his article “The Rise of Crowdsourcing” in “Wired” magazine. Howe ascribes the origins of crowdsourcing to the open-source movement and predicts a radical development with regard to the future production of goods in terms of the manufacturing process, the persons participating as well as the costs involved. The journalist, who, in 2008, also published the book “Crowdsourcing – Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business”, sees crowdsourcing as a process in which a company locates volunteers who are willing to process specific tasks via the Internet. The companies benefit from outsourcing internal tasks to a crowd of outsiders.

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Crowdsourcing in the field of CSR projects (part 2/2)

July 28, 2015

Crowdsourcing and CSR

Yet it is awe-inspiring and gratifying when the power of the crowd is used to realize or promote non-profit CSR projects. There are already a number of very positive examples.

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The crowdsourcing code of conduct – for fair cooperation

July 21, 2015

Crowdsourcing

Together with the German Crowdsourcing Association and the crowdsourcing providers Testbirds and Streetspotr, we have developed a Code of Conduct that will regulate cooperation between service crowdworkers, providers and customers. The aim is to establish generally applicable guidelines in addition to legislation in order to turn crowdworking as a new form of work into a win-win situation for all parties involved.

    The code of conduct includes basic principles
  • with regard to the seriousness of the tasks offered,
  • with regard to informing the crowdworker about the legal situation,
  • regarding fair payment for the crowd,
  • regarding crowd motivation,
  • regarding task definition and time management,
  • regarding freedom and flexibility in the completion of tasks,
  • regarding support for the crowdworker,
  • regarding communication,
  • regarding work environment as well as
  • data privacy and sphere of privacy.
The code of conduct can be signed by interested companies and will be continually developed. The basic principles can be read online at www.crowdsourcing-code.com.

Optimization of speech recognition systems

August 4, 2014

Optimization of speech recognition systems

An increasing number of intelligent system ranging from smartphones, info entertainment systems for vehicles, tablet and smartphone applications, to household devices and building services technology, are controlled via voice input.
However, many of the voice control systems are very error-prone. The human factor has often been disregarded during programming. Human beings do not always apply the same logic; they express themselves differently according to their language skills, nationality, social environment and educational background. As soon as the command entered does not comply with the envisaged and programmed command of the system due to the selection of words, sequence of words or pronunciation, the user is not understood and the command is not carried out. Break-offs and renewed speech input are time-consuming for the user and in some situations distracting and dangerous, for example while driving.

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