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Magazine: INIT: Issue Introduction Human computation and crowdsourcing

Human computation and crowdsourcing

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Game with A Purpose: a term used to describe a computer game that layers a recreational challenge on top of a problem that demands human intelligence for efficient solution, e.g.: protein folding.