Friday, December 01, 2006

A Google Talk by Luis von Ahn

If you have a few spare moments, look at this very interesting talk by Luis von Ahn:
(Thanks to Anders Claesson for this pointer.)

Luis von Ahn is the winner of one of the MacArthur genius awards for 2006. I just tried his ESP game ( for the first time. It is actually rather smart, in a way, and apparently some people play it a lot (even over 10 hours a day, according to von Ahn). In so doing, they help label images on the web, using all those human brain cycles devoted to game playing for a good cause.

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