The visioning workshop, hosted by the CCC, explored the design and analysis of information processing systems in which humans participate as computational agents. The workshop included over 60 participants from a variety of disciplines, representing academia, private industry and federal agencies (NSF, NIH, NIST, NITRD, OSTP). The rapid advancement of the human computation field toward repeatable and sustainable success models requires a concerted effort by policy-makers, federal funding agencies, multidisciplinary research institutions, private industry, and the public.
This report advocates for a new national initiative in human computation, with policy and funding support at all levels, to broaden and accelerate the research and development of collaborative information processing systems that leverage the respective strengths of machines and humans toward unprecedented capabilities to address our nation’s and, indeed, humanity’s most pressing societal needs. It also advocates for the creation of a national center for human computation, dedicated to solving societal problems by bringing together different disciplines and stakeholders to develop human computation methods and capabilities.
See the full Workshop Report for more information.