Amazon and Lazy Web...
At a first look, this is a sort of LazyWeb based on long tail and money:
-> Amazon Mechanical Turk (Beta) - “Artificial Artificial Intelligence”
Amazon Mechanical Turk provides a web services API for computers to integrate Artificial Artificial Intelligence directly into their processing by making requests of humans.
Developers use the Amazon Mechanical Turk web services API to submit tasks to the Amazon Mechanical Turk web site, approve completed tasks, and incorporate the answers into their software applications.
To the application, the transaction looks very much like any remote procedure call - the application sends the request, and the service returns the results. In reality, a network of humans fuels this Artificial Artificial Intelligence by coming to the web site, searching for and completing tasks, and receiving payment for their work.
I am fascinating by this, and by its relationship with open source and free software methodologies…
I’ll look into deeper in the next days…
The service is
-> Amazon Mechanical Turk
work in progress