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Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an outsourcing marketplace for individuals and businesses in need of tasks that can be completed virtually by a distributed workforce.

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing marketplace, officially launched on November 2, 2005, that helps connect individuals and businesses to a distributed workforce capable of performing outsourced virtual tasks. Tasks can include simple data validation, research, survey participation, project management, content moderation, content creation, editing, and other virtual tasks. MTurk breaks down large projects into manageable tasks called "microtasks" and crowdsources the tasks to a distributed virtual workforce for completion.

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By Jane Wakefield
March 28, 2021
BBC News
Workers who label content and help computers understand language want their own voices to be heard.
Will Heaven
December 11, 2020
MIT Technology Review
Machine-learning models are trained by low-paid online gig workers. They're not going away--but we can change the way they work, says Saiph Savage.

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