What is Amazon Mechanical Turk / MTurk?
Amazon Mechanical Turk – MTurk is an online internet platform which enables the normal people and the business persons to coordinate the use of human intelligence to do the tasks or work which the computers are currently unable to do. Amazon Mechanical Turk is one of the sites of the Amazon Web Services and also it is owned by Amazon. In Amazon MTurk, Business People or Requesters can post the jobs which are known as HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks). These HITs are in turn solved by the workers in Amazon Mechanical Turk.
How Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) Works?
Many HITs will be submitted to the Amazon by Requesters, These HITs needs to be solved or done by the people who have an account as a worker in Amazon MTurk.
Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs):
HITs can only be submitted by the Requesters or the Business owners. HITs called Human Intelligence Tasks are the works which can only be done by the humans and not by the computers. As a Business owner, the more information you provide on completing a particular HIT, then there will be more chances of the task being completed by the user more easily and fast. You can also add sample responses to your HITs to make the workers get a clear idea of what kind of data you are expecting from them.
You can submit the HIT by just using the simple interface while you are starting freshly or the special MTurk API Interface. While submitting the HIT you need to add the information like how much that it will take to complete the task and how many people will be needed to complete the task.