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The Changing Face of Citizen Science

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October 05, 2011

The Changing Face of Citizen Science

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Arfon Smith

October 05, 2011
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  1. Image: www.smartdestinations.com THE CHANGING FACE OF CITIZEN SCIENCE Arfon Smith

  2. Citizen science Volunteer Computing Crowdsourcing

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  11. http://www.novacelestia.com

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  14. 0 20 40 60 80 100 Professor

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  17. 0 250,000 500,000 750,000 1,000,000 Professor Paper PhD SDSS

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    12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Classifications per hour Hours 1 Kevin months Fukugita et al. 2007
  19. 170,000 Volunteers

  20. 50,000,000 Classifications

  21. Crowdsourced Science?

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  26. (it works)

  27. Better than professionals

  28. Clean Super Clean

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  45. https://github.com/zooniverse/Scribe

  46. Motivations

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  54. https://github.com/zooniverse/Talk

  55. 475,000 Volunteers

  56. 300,000,000 Classifications

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  58. Ethics of crowdsourcing

  59. Social contract

  60. 1. Collaborators not users 2. Contribute to real research 3.

    Don’t waste people’s time
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  62. Why crowdsource science?

  63. Serendipity (Measurable) Accuracy Scale Education

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  65. Future

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  70. 0 25,000,000 50,000,000 75,000,000 100,000,000 Professor Paper PhD SDSS ?

  71. Expensive Noisy Classifier agents (Machine & Human)

  72. What are humans good at?

  73. Training Training

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  76. Preference learning

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  78. Bar strength

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  80. Bar strength

  81. Classifier combination

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  86. Thanks arfon@zooniverse.org Twitter: @arfon