User Generated Ad, Human Computing and ESP Game, Privacy in Social Networking, Time and Gravity

This is the first weekly (every Thursday) Lunch Time Tech Talk with Kempton & Sarb.

Each segment is linked to individual audio page. Here are the different parts of our first show with some resource links. As we are still experimenting with the show format and presentation, feel free to leave us comments and suggestions.

  1. Show Introduction (audio chat)
  2. User Generated Ad (audio chat)Resources: my Gmail ad, Wired magazine article on user generated ad
  3. Human Computing and ESP Game (audio chat)Resources: Google Tech Talk on ESP Game, blog entry with links to comments and tech paper
  4. Privacy in Social Networking (audio chat)Resources: Facebook, Myspace, interesting article: New York Magazine feature
  5. Time and Gravity (audio chat)
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2 Responses to User Generated Ad, Human Computing and ESP Game, Privacy in Social Networking, Time and Gravity

  1. Jin says:

    Congrats on the opening first week!

    I enjoyed the topics you have discussed this week. I particularly like the human computing/esp game topic. The background research links helped me understand the topic and context deeper. Thanks so much. Related to this, have you heard about Amazon’s Mechanical Turk? http://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome These are all clever ways to solve “hard” problems. I wonder if the esp-like game should have different incentive/reward for different skilled players 🙂

    This should be an interesting format, and perhaps evolve it into something bigger (maybe you could add video for some shows to add variety and mix modalities)

    Keep up the good start Kempton & Sarb!
    *******
    Hi Jin,

    Thanks a lot for your interest and feedback. Yeah, I’ve heard about Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. It is an interesting way to insert “human” into be part of a program. It is sort of artificial “Artificial Intelligence”, if there is such a thing.

    I don’t know what is Sarb’s take on this. But my gut feeling is if there is a payment involve, then it is not quite a game anymore. And I think there may be people who may want to game the system in some way.

    Hmmm, interesting though re: video. I suppose there might be some way to apply ESP-game approach to video.

    – Kempton

  2. sarbjit says:

    HITs does sound like a spin on the ESP game. This time the reward is real money instead of entertainment. Ok its pennies. ……I’m not sure. I might still play the game.

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