Jim Gray disappeared while sailing last week. Now you can help find him. As the CTO of Amazon writes, they have satellite photos from Thursday. The photos have been broken down into small images that are available to everyone to look at. You login into Amazon Turk (with your Amazon login), accept the task (i.e. hit), look at five images and check whether there is anything worth looking at more closely. From what I understand, Jim’s boat would be about six pixels long in the images. You can look at as many images as you want.
This is a great way to get lots of eyes on these images! Very clever use of technology. Let’s hope it helps us find out where Jim Gray is!