AAAI Publications, First AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

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Human Stigmergy in Augmented Environments
Kshanti Greene, Thomas Young

Last modified: 2013-11-03

Abstract


The potential of human computation may be stymied by a curious phenomenon that as the size of a group of collaborators increases, the efficiency of the group typically decreases. The study described in this paper tests our hypothesis that communication mechanisms are key to unlocking collaborative potential. In particular, we sought to evaluate whether a group taking on a complex task can increase its efficacy by communicating through a shared environment.

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