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Human-based computation

Computation Based in Humans for the Bayesian Learning and the Sensory Fusion in Robotics

Introduction to the human computation

Can consider that the knowledge and the communication are two of the most important pillars of our society. Whereas it goes increased the information that forms part of the digital system (like products, services, people, maps,...), the technologies of computation that have developed convert , paradoxically, in the access to all class of resources and therefore also in the barrier to access to the same. Of this way the computers in addition to being indispensable to improve our life are essential no only for the few of us that have the necessary skills to access to the resources, but for any person [Brewer2005], [Sims1991].

Nevertheless the computer community designs and implements algorithms and technologies without loaning all the necessary importance to our cognitive activities, the way that have to perceive and handle information. That is to say, the researchers and engineers many times develop computer technologies of isolated way. The majority of the current technologies begin with the idea to base or improve existent technologies or try solve a particular problem in a determinate command of the technology, ignoring mostly the human attitudes.

It defines the human computation or “human-based computation” like a technician that allows to obtain a computational process from the human interaction allowing therefore purchase new information by means of a symbiotic interaction between the humans and the computers.

In the models of traditional computation, the humans use a computer to solve a determinate problem: a human provides a description formalised of a determinate task to a computer and receives a solution that will have to interpret. By against, in the human computation the roles are used to invest: the computer asks to a person or varied like solving a problem and recolecta, interprets and integrates his solutions.

As it comments Luis von Ahn in [Ahn2006]: “...The human brain is a very advanced computer that it can solve problems that the computers even can not. More even, can consider the humanity like an enormous processor distributed that it can resolve problems of big scale that neither the computers can resolve. I consider that the current relation human body and computers is parasitic. What would like me pose in this talk is a symbiotic relation, in which the humans solved problems, the computers solved others, and together worked to create a better world... ”

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