A crowdsourced solution to assist blind Kiwis created by students from AUT and the University of Auckland has won the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup, impressing judges with its creativity and imagination.
Team leader Aakash Porla told Computerworld they ditched the original plan of using artificial intelligence to identify objects in the images, and settled on a crowdsourced system because it would lead to more situationally aware results in context.
Founded in 2010, the industry website, Crowdsourcing.org, is a neutral organization dedicated solely
to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. As one of the most influential and credible authorities in the crowdsourcing space,
Crowdsourcing.org is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.