GList – Foldit’s Seth Cooper on Solving Problems with Gamification and Crowdsouricing

GList – Foldit’s Seth Cooper on Solving Problems with Gamification and Crowdsouricing

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Today in our ongoing GList, we’re featuring Seth Cooper of Foldit. In the gamification world, Foldit is a popular example for one of the best applications of gamification to solve problems. Did you know that earlier this year, the Foldit team actually achieved the world’s first crowdsourced-designed protein? The power of crowdsourcing is immense and Foldit has shown the great possibilities that could be achieved when you combine large groups of people and gamification. Foldit was done in the name of science so how can we take lessons learned and leverage it towards our business?

Seth Cooper, the co-creator and lead designer of Foldit, will be speaking at this year’s GSummit about his experience developing Foldit and analyze his early successes  (and his mistakes) with Foldit. Seth’s analysis about his work on Foldit will also lead into a discussion about the future of crowdsourcing and gamification as it affects economics, business, science, government, and society. Seth sees a view of humans and machines working in unity in the future but let’s just hope that the gamification of Skynet never happens.

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