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Human Based Computation:

Cooperative Networked Inventorying


Creating cooperative networked inventorying of Harvard surplus to minimize individual workload, maximize item order and distribution, thus minimizing waste.

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Harvard Recycling and Surplus Center

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Show video of people rummaging through the surplus

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Theres a collector for everything Nobody likes to waste things, they just dont have the time to nd a new user. Robert Gogan

Associate Manager of Recycling and Waste Services

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Inventorying is very labor intensive and takes a long time.

Robert Gogan

Associate Manager of Recycling and Waste Services

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Items get lost Labor intensive Lose larger community

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INVENTORYING
Inside the amazon warehouse

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Goals:

(+) Maximize item order (+) Maximize distribution ( - ) Minimize workload ( - ) Minimize waste

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What we currently have:


One Rob

Hundreds of weekly collectors

Thousands of unreached collectors

Hundreds and thousands of surplus and waste items

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Distribute the workload

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Distribute the workload

Human based computation

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Distribute the workload

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Tagging

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Human based computation

Human-based computation (HBC) is a computer science technique in which a machine performs its function by outsourcing

certain steps to humans. human-computer interaction.

This approach uses differences in abilities and alternative costs between humans and computer agents to achieve symbiotic

In traditional computation, a human employs a computer to solve a problem; a human provides a formalized problem description and an algorithm to a computer, and receives a solution to interpret. Human-based

the computer asks a person or a large group of people to solve a problem, then collects, interprets, and integrates their solutions.
computation frequently reverses the roles;

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Human based computation

Cooperative Networked Inventorying Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientic
research.

Protein structure prediction Protein design


With all the things proteins do to keep our bodies functioning and healthy, they can be involved in disease in many different ways. The more we know about how certain proteins fold, the better new proteins we can design to combat the disease-related proteins and cure the diseases. Below, we list three diseases that represent different ways that proteins can be involved in disease. Were collecting data to nd out if

humans pattern-recognition and

puzzle-solving abilities make them more efcient than existing computer programs at pattern-folding tasks. If this turns out to be true, we can then teach human strategies to computers and fold proteins faster than ever!

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Harvard Recycling and Surplus Center

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Relocated Harvard Recycling and Surplus Center

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200 visitors 500 visitors 1000 visitors

= 600 tagged items = 1500 tagged items = 3000 tagged items

= 1800 total tags = 4500 total tags = 9000 total tags

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Next steps: Develop prototype tagging system 1. Upload images to website [ tagmesave.me ] 2. Send email to GSD asking each student to tag 3 items with 3 tags. 3. Study how many tags students contribute through the website and from the glass display. - with website user tracking, study how the students 4. Contact Cornell University Public Surplus

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