Benjamin Timmermans is a researcher in Artificial Intelligence, and studied information sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His master thesis was a collaboration with IBM Research on crowdsourcing disagreement for open-domain question answering. He continued this work together with IBM for three years as a scientific researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After that he started working at the IBM Center for Advanced Studies, which he now leads.
His research focus is on making computers and robots intelligent through artificial intelligence. In 2016 he won a national prize for his education at the Vrije Universiteit about the technology behind IBM Watson.
Learning from disagreement in unskilled crowdsourcing
In this talk I will go into the challenges and opportunities for learning from disagreement between unskilled workers. How do you capture knowledge, and what does that knowledge represent?
I will also talk about enterprise crowdsourcing and the challenges in gamification for incentivizing enterprise crowd workers.
Furthermore, I will show examples of how we apply crowdsourcing for healthcare.