Lukas Biewald, CEO, CrowdFlowerSharon Chiarella, Vice President, Mechanical Turk at AmazonLilly Irani, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Irvine, Dept. of Informatics; Previously a User Experience Designer, GoogleLeila Chirayath Janah, Founder and CEO, Samasource Brad Stone, Technology Correspondent, The New York Times - ModeratorAdditional Panelists TBA
Since Jeff Howe coined the phrase “crowdsourcing” in 2006, the idea of tapping into the power of the human cloud has brought both innovation and controversy. From building a people-powered online encyclopedia to algorithm contests, crowdsourcing might be the world’s largest real-time workforce. But questions remain: Can you trust the crowd to give high-quality information? Will this movement allow a whole new way to work for the disenfranchised? How will being able to share knowledge more efficiently than ever before change the world?
Location: SF Club OfficeTime: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking receptionCost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)Also know: Photo by Jen Consalvo