crowdsourcing and world problems

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The Rise of Crowdsourcing

Pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly funded InnoCentive’s launch in 2001 as a way to connect with brainpower outside the company – people who could help develop drugs and speed them to market.

YourEncore allows companies to find and hire retired scientists for one-off assignments

NineSigma is an online marketplace for innovations, matching seeker companies with solvers in a marketplace

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a Web-based marketplace that helps companies find people to perform tasks computers are generally lousy at – identifying items in a photograph, skimming real estate documents to find identifying information, writing short product descriptions, transcribing podcasts

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