Wednesday 16 March 2011

Event Announcement - Computers, the Division of Labor and Crowdsourcing

IEEE Computer Society Member Visit Program (MVP)

Speaker: Prof. David Alan Grier

First Vice President and VP of Publications Board, IEEE Computer Society

Computers, the Division of Labor and Crowdsourcing

This event is co-organized by
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter

and sponsored by
IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter

Date/Time: 31st March 2011 (Thursday) @ 10:30 AM
I2R at Fusionopolis, Connexis South Tower, Room Franklin @ Level 11

10:15 AM: Registration
10:30 AM: Talk and Q&A by Prof. David Alan Grier
11:30 AM: Refreshment and Networking Session

As refreshments will be served, please register online by 27th March 2011 at:

About the Talk: Computers, the Division of Labor and Crowdsourcing

In the past 4 years, we have seen the growth of large systems that combine both computer and human labor. Often identified as “artificial artificial intelligence,” these systems are used for tasks as diverse as creating metadata, object recognition, translation, editing and other complicated tasks. Examples of these systems include systems as diverse as those supported by Amazon Mechanical Turk and Wikipedia. Though they are often identified as the new step in computer science, they actually have a long history and represent the next step in the processes that have created divided labor.

About the Speaker:

Professor David Alan Grier is an Associate Professor at the George Washington University and is the First Vice President of the IEEE Computer Society. He writes the monthly column “The Known World” in IEEE Computer, and is the author of two books “When Computers Were Human” (Princeton 2005) and “Too Soon To Tell” (Wiley 2009

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