Mechanical Turk

security

Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
Joseph Cox
8.14.19
amazon

Fifty Percent of Mechanical Turk Workers Have College Degrees, Study Finds

A new study finds Mechanical Turk workers are overeducated and underpaid.
Louise Matsakis
7.11.16
Canada

Your Smartphone Is Being Secretly Accessed—By Your Friends and Family

31 percent of respondents in a survey snooped in the past year.
Bryson Masse
6.22.16
RACISM

It’s Too Late—We’ve Already Taught AI to Be Racist and Sexist

Now what?
Jordan Pearson
5.25.16
Art

You Can Get Followed for a Day in This Privacy-Shattering Performance

Artist Lauren McCarthy is watching you...
Benoit Palop
2.16.16
Culture

The Unknown, Poorly Paid Labor Force Powering Academic Research

Researchers are increasingly relying on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and its crowdsourced labor.
Louise Matsakis
2.4.16
News

How Five More Years of Tory Rule Will Change Britain for the Worse

Changes in the economy don't just wreck lives; they can alter the structure of how we see the world around us.
Sam Kriss
5.18.15
Culture

Social Networks Built Ancient Mesoamerica

And they could define our future.
Jordan Pearson
2.20.15
china

Code As Bureaucracy: Art Hack Day Takes on Artificial Intelligence

At Art Hack Day's 'Master Slave' in Providence, Rhode Island, hacker artists wondered if code has become friend or foe.
DJ Pangburn
12.1.14
Design

Terrifying Lamp Will Record Your Conversations Then Live-Tweet 'Em

If Crate&Barrell and Orwell collaborated on a modern lamp design, they might have come up with Conversnitch.
Zach Sokol
4.23.14
machines

This Software Can Virtually Age a Baby 80 Years

The future of missing person photos is being led by a new algorithm and the Google images library.
Ben Richmond
4.11.14
Design

The Descriptive Camera Replaces Photos With Words

Images are so 2011. It’s all about text photography in 2012.
Kevin Holmes
4.25.12