Seth Godin had a blog entry pointing to a very interesting new service with the strange name Amazon Mechanical Turk.
You have to check this out for yourself but basically what they are offering is work doing small tasks called Human Intelligence Tasks or HITs. These are tasks that are very difficult to get a program to do but easy for humans to do.
I love the idea. I will be signing up to try out the HITs as well as learning how I might use these web services in my programs.
Am I the only one that thinks it's a little bit creepy though? Is this one more step toward the Matirx where humans are servants of machines?
What do you think?