New study aims to help the crowd become smarter

The wisdom of crowds has relatively quickly become a heuristic to live by, with the theory being that the aggregation of multiple perspectives will deliver […]

Using the crowd to gain better insights into the energy network

The Internet of Things allows us to gain much richer insights into networks such as our railways and electricity grids.  This insight is likely to […]

Using the crowd to make robotic conversations more natural

Despite AI based personal assistants getting progressively better in recent years, there is still much work to be done before machines are capable of having […]

How games can create citizen neuroscientists

Over the last few years I’ve covered a number of fascinating games whereby the players become active participants in scientific research. For instance Phylo was […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Gratitude Increases Well-being

As Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, people around the globe can take part in giving thanks through free online projects that aim to […]

Can you crowdsource test questions?

Testing is a fundamental part of the education process, but the act of coming up with the questions in those tests has largely remained unchanged […]

The role peer pressure plays in citizen science

Citizen science is a fascinating thing, both because of the interesting projects undertaken, but also the way participants work with their peers.  In many projects, […]

Crowdsourcing mapping for driverless cars

The rapid improvements made in driverless cars have in large part came about because of the quality of information available to the vehicles.  Companies such […]

How crowdsourcing can keep your innovation customer focused

There are two trains of thought when it comes to the role customers should play in our innovation efforts.  One train is that customers are […]

Scholarpedia aims to bridge the gap between journals and the world

Whilst Wikipedia has been undoubtedly the standard bearer, the humble Wiki has been one of the most enduring tools for creating and sharing knowledge in […]

Open challenge makes breakthrough in personalized leukemia treatments

The last few years has seen a tremendous rise in the hype around big data and it’s applications for medicine.  The potential is clear, with […]

Researchers work on automated means of managing the crowd

Crowdsourcing has undoubtedly achieved a great deal of success, but coordinating the inputs of many random people, each with disparate aims and ambitions can be […]