News tagged with crowdsourcing

Fighting crime through crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing utilizes the input of a crowd of online users to collaboratively solve problems. To advance this emerging technology, researchers at the University of Miami are developing a computing model that uses crowdsourcing ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Crowdsourcing the phase problem

Compared with humans, computers have the capacity to solve problems at much greater speed. There are many problems, however, where computational speed alone is insufficient to find a correct or optimal solution, ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Crowdsourcing search for missing plane is overloaded

A crowdsourcing effort to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane using satellite imagery overloaded the computer network with an "unprecedented" amount of traffic, the technology company said Tuesday.

dateMar 11, 2014 in Other
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Polar bear researchers to try crowdsourcing (Update)

Researchers studying the effects of climate change on polar bears are experimenting with the idea of crowdsourcing data as improving technology allows anybody with an Internet connection to monitor the animals' ...

dateNov 05, 2013 in Ecology
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