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Machine learning
Human judges vital in crowdsourced campaign to track deforestation
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and analytics firm SAS are creating artificial intelligence (AI) based algorithms with the help of crowdsourcing.
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Social Media
Church group crowdsources 'I forgive you' emoji design
The Forgivemoji campaign encourages people to design an emoji that represents forgiveness. The team behind the campaign will then decide on the best entry and then submit it to the Unicode Consortium.
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Crowdsourcing
Travel photos on Flickr hint at people's global travel patterns
What can millions of travel pics on photo-sharing site Flickr help researchers understand about people’s travelling patterns? It turns out the answer is quite a lot.
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Crowdsourcing
Singapore MINDEF's Bug Bounty Challenge nets 32 vulnerabilities in three weeks
The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) handed out more than S$14,000 in bounties to 17 hackers as part of the Bug Bounty Challenge.
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Cybersecurity
Singapore MINDEF opens doors to white hat hackers
“This is the first time that MINDEF is launching such a bold programme. White hat hackers will be given the mandate to hack MINDEF."
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Innovation
WWF calls on innovators to step up for NZ conservation competition
“We’re really keen to hear about any ideas, gadgets, tools or innovative projects that tackle conservation obstacles."
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Apps
Want to test your app? The Bug-a-thon contest is for you
The Bug-a-thon contest is an attempt to allow companies easy access to crowdsourced testing, enabling insights to fix issues.
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Innovation
Crowdfunding crucial to Tech Valley growth, researcher says
A researcher from The Open Polytechnic released a statement saying that NZ's Technology Valley will need to depend on crowdfunding for future growth.
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Phishing
Crowdsourced phishing protection eliminates threats in under 13 minutes
IronScales reports that training staff and using crowdsourced phishing protection can eliminate threats in under 13 minutes.
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Crowdsourcing
‘Crowd-sourced’ security to neutralise zero-day attacks
Security resellers and businesses can participate in the fight against cyber-criminals thanks to next-generation interactive sandbox security.
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ICT
Crowdsourcing set to boost NZ creative revenue
A New Zealand marketing consultant is calling for local professionals to embrace crowdsourcing as a method of selling their services globally.
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CFO
Crowdfunding comes under security spotlight
The revamp of New Zealand's 34-year-old securities law looks set to capture a relatively new way of raising small amounts of money from hordes of people if it strays into the territory of offering returns.
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Design
Crowd computing
Kiwi businesses are being offered access to a network of over 40,000 designers around the world.