Friday, January 11, 2013

eyewire: notes from the glitch diaspora

ok, strictly this isn't an arm of the glitch diaspora, since only a few of us are there, and it's not really a migration.

still i found it while i was looking for games to play, and it has the benefit of being science-y.

apparently one of the problems with using AI to analyze your neural imaging is that the AI isn;t always sure what to do and needs a nudge from a real person.

but real people are expensive to hire.

so the scientists at MIT thought: why not make a game and let hobbyists learn how to identify the neurons in the imaging and thereby crowdsource part of the research?

so. it's a game. AND it's medical imaging. AND you get to help with actual research.



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