Google Image Labeler – Help Improve Google’s Image Search

Google Image LabelerGoogle Image Labeler is a feature of Google Search that allows you to label images and help improve the quality of Google’s image search results.

How does it work?

You’ll be randomly paired with a partner who’s online and using the feature. Over a two-minute period, you and your partner will:

  • View the same set of images.
  • Provide as many labels as possible to describe each image you see.
  • Receive points when your label matches your partner’s label. The number of points will depend on how specific your label is.
  • See more images until time runs out.

More details, tips & example are at this services’ page.

Now what’s so cool about this?

Many services ask user to contribute directly or indirectly and they have a group of people who moderate user contribution. Now such a human-intervention is impractical considering huge number of images being indexed by Google’s image search.

Now as described above, this random partnering approach removes any server side intervention completely. So the Google’s job is getting done without recruiting any human!

Whats in it for you?

All you get is points for your contribution. Anything about prizes or monetary benefit is not mentioned anywhere, but considering Google’s history of being generous, it will not be a surprise if top contributors receive any gift from Google in future. 🙂

Link: Google Image Labeler