I had suggested having millions of people logged into a
website to augment A.I. vehicles with actual averaged
human control. Issues were pointed out and that's fine,
are there other ways to use this resource that Earth has
never experienced before? Millions of human minds on
at any given moment that can control stuff in real time?
That's what this competition would seek to explore.
Awards would be given for the best task that could be
completed using this resource. Controlling robots that
clean streets or plastic from the oceans? Clearing forests
underbrush to control wildfires? Dunno, but that's the
of thing this competition might be able to dream up.
To clarify, the control comes from dozens of people from
all around the world at any one time. If the job is to
a cleaning machine down the street, 20 people who have
no contact with each other drive the unit and control it's
scrubbers and garbage pickup claws. While it's general
path is controlled by standard A.I., tasks beyond that
technology would be controlled by one hive mind made
of the average input of 20 or so people. For cleaning
graffiti for instance, these people would be better at
discerning vandalized walls from advertising, business
One idea, but are there others? Never have so many
hours been just out there waiting to be tapped. This
competition might find a use for that.