NewScientist Interviews Kittur About Crowdsourcing

NewScientist Interviews Kittur About Crowdsourcing

February 7, 2013

Writing in NewScientist, Hal Hodson suggests that crowdsourcing’s Wild West days of exploitation may soon be over. He reports on efforts to make crowd work vendors more accountable and to make the work itself more lucrative.

The article cites efforts by Aniket Kittur, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and other researchers to make crowd work rewarding and sustainable.

“Forget the perception of unskilled workers - what if you could access the top people in the field?” Kittur says. “If you could get 5 minutes of their time how could you leverage that? We’re working on that now.”