Unleash automation by the crowd with Mechanical Turk

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, or MTurk, is a powerful, under-appreciated platform that allows you to allocate work to humans programmatically and at scale. Businesses get access to a vast, scaleable workforce, and workers can select from a variety of tasks whenever they want to work. MTurk can get work done very quickly, with tasks performed in parallel by a multitude of workers. Part of its power lies in the fact that, while it’s programmable, tasks are written in plain English, meaning almost anyone can use it.

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