Distributed analysis of imagery for
Search & Rescue
Images put into Amazon.com’s
Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing tool.
Possible hits sent to experts for
Public now believes that this is
It was not.
Steve Fossett Search
Inadequate training for
Many false positives.
People called SAR teams
directly, hindering search.
“In hindsight, I wish it hadn’t been there,
because it didn’t produce a darn thing that was
productive except for being a giant black hole for
energy, time and resources. There may come a
day when this technology is capable of doing
what it says it can deliver, but boy, that’s not
- Maj. Cynthia Ryan
How can WE be
many kinds of disaster
...same as the Enterprise,
but less money.
(also, actually desperate for Web 2.0)
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Understand their needs
“get boots on the ground”
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