This is a guest blog post written by Seth Teicher summarizing the Human Computation Roadmap hosted by the Commons Lab here at the Wilson Center in June 2014. Seth is Head of Content and Business Development at CrowdFlower. He has worked in crowdsourcing his entire career — with Al Gore on a first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing initiative that leveraged tens of thousands of video testimonials to advocate for climate legislation, then as a founding team member at Atlas Obscura, a crowdsourced guide to hidden wonders of the world before joining CrowdFlower team in his current role.
“Human computation amplifies scientific discovery and human innovation.”
– Haym Hirsh, Cornell University
I had the honor of representing CrowdFlower at the Human Computation Roadmap Summit in Washington D.C. Led by Pietro Michelucci, author of the Handbook of Human Computation and founding editor of the journal Human Computation, and his co-chairs Lea Shanley of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Haym Hirsh, Dean of Computing and Information Sciences at Cornell University, and Janis Dickinson, Director of Citizen Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, nearly 60 people from across academia, citizen science and the Federal government assembled to help sculpt a Human Computation Research Roadmap that aligns with our national priorities.