Citizen Science and Machine Learning at Zooniverse

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Darryl Wright (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
As researchers gather ever-larger datasets there is an increasing demand for citizen science and reliance on machine learning. We will introduce Zooniverse, the world's largest citizen science platform, and show how citizen scientists are helping researchers extract meaningful information from their data. But the demand for citizen scientists and the volumes of data they are being asked to process is beginning to tax even the abilities of our 1.8 million volunteers. We will show how machine learning is being deployed to ease some of this burden and show how machine learning and citizen science can empower each other to process data more efficiently than either alone.