Ubiquitous human computing

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Ubiquitous human computing is the phenomenon of dis-aggregating a task into component pieces and then parceling them out around the world. Perhaps the best-known example is Amazon Mechanical Turk, where simple tasks that cannot be done by a computer—for example, labeling images—are outsourced to anyone with an internet connection for a low cost to the requester and for an extremely low wage for the worker, thus leading doing this type of microwork to be referred to as working in a digital sweatshop.

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