CLOSE SAN FRANCISCO - IBM computers famously won at "Jeopardy!" and beat world-class chess masters. Now, they're taking on human debaters. At a media gathering here Monday afternoon, a black, artificial intelligence-infused IBM computer with a screen for a face more than held its own debating seasoned human debaters.
Words by Mark Kirkbride, hubbul So far in the On-Demand Series, we've explored the on-demand workforce, changes in trust and the ultimate convenience. In this article we go to the future of work and explore the human cloud. Whenever we talk about 'The Cloud', we think technology and busin
References 1. massolution, "Crowdsourcing Industry Report: Enterprise Crowdsourcing - Market, Provider and Worker Trends" (Los Angeles: massolution, February 2012). 2. Two other related phenomena are human computation and collective intelligence. Human computation takes advantage of human participation directed by a computational process in order to solve problems that computers alone cannot yet solve.
How the growing contract workforce is changing the way staffing agencies engage with talent. Forget software as a service; human capital as a service is the hottest trend in staffing today, with a vast segment of the workforce choosing work-on-demand options over full-time employment.
Nestled in his "man cave", a room crammed with cardboard boxes and fishing lures in his Rhode Island home, Set Sar is earning money by letting a company track the tiniest movements of his eyeballs through his computer's webcam.