Would you participate in this kind of contest?

I’m thinking, along w/ some people I’m working on a start-up with, of running a contest to help up “train” the back end “artificial intelligence engine” which is used in our software.

Here’s the gist: you would log-in to a website, and be presented w/ an “article” – this would be a blog, website, etc. you would then rate it as positive, negative, & so forth. Anyone who rated 1000 articles in a month (each takes about 1-2 seconds) would be eligible to win a prize, which would either be an xbox 360, or a playstation 3.

So: Three questions:

  • Would you do something like this?
  • Would you be more inclined to do it for an xbox or a ps3
  • If you would not be inclined, what could we change to make you more inclined to do it?

    Thanks so much!

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    2 Responses to Would you participate in this kind of contest?

    1. Mo says:

      It depends.

      1,000 articles in a month is thirty a day. If they were fairly short, this would be doable — just — but it’s still an awful lot. I’m not sure I’d be content with just being eligible for maybe perhaps winning something in return for giving up that amount of time.

      I don’t know, though. I guess I’d have to see some examples before I could really make a call on that. On the upside, getting to the point of being able to make that call wouldn’t take much.

    2. Thanks for the feedback.

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