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by Matt Manning The rise of the agile workforce – where freelancers, “cloud labor,” and business process outsourcing firms augment the work of full-time employees– has given many types of companies a way to be more productive with lower operational ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on October 7, 2018

by Matt Manning The Crowdsourcing Week DC Summit (their first US event) was a fascinating look at the broad range of work now processed by the crowd. From citizen volunteers collecting data for scientific research to Latin American homeowners collecting ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on June 28, 2017

Information Evolution is proud to be a part of the upcoming CrowdSourcingWeek Summit in Washington DC on June 15th. The one-day program will focus on the second wave of the crowd economy with domestic and international industry-leading professionals sharing how ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on May 15, 2017

by Kevin Dodds Crowdsourcing platforms give users a suite of tools to administer crowdsourced projects and access an on-demand pool of cloud labor. Social media sentiment analysis, image metadata appending, and data gathering tasks are routinely crowdsourced. Up-front investments are ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on March 27, 2017

by Matt Manning The last year was a busy one for those of us in the data trenches and 2017 is shaping up to be even more so. Here are the trends that we think will shape the world of ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on January 2, 2017

by Kevin Dodds Information Evolution was proud to sponsor the recent Ashish Goel of Stanford University presented research on collaborative budget-setting processes currently in testing by city governments, a type of “volunteer crowd” work. Crowd sensors: Another project in development ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on November 3, 2016

by Matt Manning Information Evolution is proud to sponsor HCOMP 2016, the world’s premier event for unveiling the latest research on crowdsourcing and human computation. The HCOMP conference, run by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, is hosted ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on October 18, 2016

by Kevin Dodds Many businesspeople fear that crowdsourcing – or cloud labor – poses a threat to US jobs and thus our economy. In fact, the opposite is true. Using crowdsourcing to take care of time-consuming research, data collection, and ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on June 20, 2016

by Matt Manning One of the most underappreciated aspects of the rise of crowdsourcing is that it’s laying the groundwork for a fundamental change in the very nature of work. The construct of the M-F, 9am-5pm, on-site, day job is ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on January 11, 2016