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September 24, 2007

Lets patent this!

srikanth @ 12:50 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1190638211 ) Play

Identify and connect the two images below:
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Cracked by: udupendra , Sharath and Praveen. Take a bow guys, you’re the only ones who cracked the 42nd Q on this site :-)

Answer:
Amazon’s mechanical turk service.
(1) is Jeff Bezos, the patent-happy CEO of Amazon
(2) is The Turk, the source for the name.


5 Responses to “Lets patent this!”

  1. The first pic is that of Jeff Bezos …Has the connect got anythng to do with Space travel ???


  2. udupendra
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    Mechanical Turk connects.

    Jeff Bezos, of Amazon in picture 1 – www.mturk.com is his new venture – rides on the credo of Artificial Artificial Intelligence

    Picture 2 shows the original historical Mechanical Turk – the chess playing 'automaton' which basically had a human sitting inside and making the moves. Thus, Artificial Artificial Intelligence.

    Yes, I love that phrase. Artificial Artificial Intelligence.


  3. Sharath

    The connection is the Turk/Mturk
    Pic 1: Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com launching the Amazon web services one of which is MTurk (Mechanical Turk) named after 'The Turk' (pic 2) .
    Pic 2: "The Turk" was a chess-playing automaton of the 18th century which was made by Wolfgang von Kempelen.


  4. Praveen

    Jeff Bezos and the Turk(supposed to be a automated chess playingmachine but was a hoax).
    the amazon mechanical turk is inspired by the turk.


  5. bs

    Can't seem to recognize the first guy, though he looks familiar. But the second is a picture of the Turk, which was supposedly a chess playing automaton, but actually had a human inside operating levers to make the moves.


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