Surprisingly Addictive

Google has a problem….when it indexes websites it picks up a lot of images, however it cannot really “know” what that image represents in the same way that you or I can in an instant by looking at it.

So, Google has launched a ‘game’, where you and a random partner have 90 seconds try and match keywords on as many images as you can, it’s much more fun than it sounds (honestly!). I had a quick look and then 20 minutes later I was still ‘playing’ it.

I have to congratulate Google, they’ve found a great way to encourage people to work for free (which is what we’re doing of course, by providing keywords that Google can use to index the images).

Try it out, it’s definitely worth a look –

Google Image Labeler Project

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