Mechanical Turk may refer to: The Turk, an 18th-century fake chess-playing machine. Amazon Mechanical Turk, an online crowdsourcing marketplace platform. John Henry (Terminator), also known as The Turk, a fictional chess computer in the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.What is the Amazon Mechanical Turk?
In 2005, Amazon launched the Amazon Mechanical Turk. The Web-based software application coordinates programming tasks with human intelligence, inspired in part by the way Kempelen's Turk operated. The program is designed to have humans perform tasks with which computers struggle, such as color comparisons.What is a Turk in chess?
The Turk was in fact a mechanical illusion that allowed a human chess master hiding inside to operate the machine.What is MTurk and how does it work?
With access to a global, on-demand, 24x7 workforce, MTurk enables businesses and organizations to get work done easily and quickly when they need it – without the difficulty associated with dynamically scaling your in-house workforce.