Hooked into Amazon Mechanical Turk, this project offers three services:
- Shortn – trim document length without changing meaning
- Crowdproof – distributed human proof-reading
- The Human Macro – open-ended tasks such as changing the tense of document, “natural language crowd-scripting”
Think of how something like Soylent and other outsourcing services change the game. I used to work with someone that would farm out the preparation of his expense reports to Man Friday. How soon before someone, in a moment of bureaucratic weakness, whips up a script to to outsource preparation of the weekly TPS report to management from inside Corporation X. Chances are, it’s already happening.