& Business
14, 15, 16, 17
June 2017

Crowdsourcing and the value of side projects

Amy Robinson, expert in crowdsourcing. Executive director of EyeWire

Thursday 18 18:45 - 1434915000 Sónar by Day
Room +D
(P4 - Level 0)
Preferential access for Accreditation holders (until 5 min. starting time). Limited seats available.

Amy Robinson has been included in the Forbes “30 under 30” 2015 list along with other 29 outstanding “millennials”. This annual list features 30 young game changers of 20 different fields and industries like technology, science, entertainment, music, social entrepreneurship, finance and others.

She is an expert in crowdsourcing and Executive Director of EyeWire, an online game that aims to map the brain and has more than 200,000 users worldwide. The game consists on solving 3D puzzles that actually map the neurons in order to classify their synaptic connections and thereby decipher how the brain processes information. The data gathered collectively by the players is used in scientific research about how the brain works.

Some of her other projects include developing crowdsourced public health programmes and collaborations with the biomechatronics group at the MIT Media Lab.

She has been a member of the TEDx community for some time and in 2010 she created the TEDx Music Project, a free catalogue containing a selection of the best songs performed live at TEDx events, and which is an opportunity to imagine new ways of musical discovery.

In her talk, Amy Robbins will be presenting an interactive visualization of the content of TEDx Music for the first time, and will review her multifaceted professional career.






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