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Human Computation

Posted by rfrieden on June 24, 2007

Tasks like image recognition are trivial for humans, but continue to challenge even the most sophisticated computer programs.  In this lecture, Luis von Ahn, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon,  introduces a paradigm for utilizing human processing power to solve problems that computers cannot yet solve.

This video is from GOOGLE TECH TALK, which is a series of lectures sponsored by GOOGLE. 

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