The strategizing of crowds


That the homo ludens (‘playing man’) can give expert scientists a run for their money at least when it comes to predicting protein structures has been shown by the collaborative multiplayer online game Foldit. But can lay people also compete when it comes to the development of algorithms? A new paper by Khatib et al. tests this by giving the Foldit players… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nbt.2100