Extreme Crowdsourcing: From Balloons to Ethics

Speaker: Iyad Rahwan , Media Lab, MIT

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: Kiva (32-G449)

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Host: Stefanie Mueller, MIT

Contact: Geraldine McGowan, gmcgowan@csail.mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Extreme Crowdsourcing: From Balloons to Ethics

Abstract: This talk explores the physical and cognitive limits of crowds, by following a number of real-world experiments that utilized social media to mobilize the masses in tasks of unprecedented complexity. From finding people in remote cities, to reconstructing shredded documents, the power of crowdsourcing is real, but so are exploitation, sabotage, and hidden biases that undermine the power of crowds.

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