Papers from the 2012 AAAI Workshop
Yiling Chen, Workshop Chair
Human computation is a relatively new research area that studies how to build intelligent systems that involve human computers, with each of them performing computation (for example, image classification, translation, and protein folding) that leverages human intelligence, but challenges even the most sophisticated AI algorithms that exist today. With the immense growth of the web, human computation systems can now leverage the abilities of an unprecedented number of Internet users to perform complex computation. Various genres of human computation applications are available today, including games with a purpose that generate useful data through gameplay, crowd-sourcing marketplaces that coordinate workers to perform tasks for monetary rewards, and identity verification systems that generate useful data through users performing computation for access to online content. The workshop recognizes the growing opportunity for AI to function as an enabling technology in human computation systems. At the same time, AI can leverage technical advances and data collected from human computation systems for its own advancement.