Friday, September 21, 2012
Houdini Aims To Solve The Crucial Quality Question That Comes With Using Amazon?s Mechanical Turk
We?ve all been there ? sometimes there?s work that needs to be done, but it?s too tedious or too time-consuming to devote your own resources to. Services like Amazon?s Mechanical Turk have popped up to provide an inexpensive way to get that stuff over and done with, but the team at Houdini sees a problem with this setup: how can you be sure the results are actually going to be any good? To help address that issue, co-founder Muhammad At-Tauhidi showed off a service called Houdini at the ERA Demo Day here in New York City. His team?s goal? To fix the quality issues that can arise when entrusting in strangers for the work you need done.