You Can Help Find Jim Gray
Published February 4, 2007
Amazon , Help , Idea , Jim Gray , Mechanical Turk , Missing , Werner Vogels
Hey YOU! Yes, ‘YOU’ – you know, ‘Person Of The Year‘. Well it sounds like your time has come to try save someone.
Computer science icon Jim Gray mysteriously disappeared after a solo trip with his sail boat outside San Francisco Bay. The coast guard has been searching for 4 days but has not been able to locate anything, not even debris. On Thursday 3 private planes searched through the coastal areas and they also returned unsuccessful.
Amazon has stepped in to help the helpers. They have done a fresh satellite sweep of the area and stored the images on their S3 storage service.
Then they’ve created a task on their Mechanical Turk service to allow volunteers to scan the images to look for the boat.
BRILLIANT IDEA! I really hope they find this guy. Alive.
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