The HPU

James Davis, Joan Arderiu, Henry Lin, Zeb Nevins, Sebastian Schuon, Orazio Gallo, Ming Hsuan Yang

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Abstract

Computer-mediated, human micro-labor markets have so far been treated as novelty services good for cheaply labeling training data and easy user studies. This paper's primary contribution is conceptual, the claim that these markets can be characterized as Human co-Processing Units (HPU), and represent a first class computational platform. In the same way that Graphics Processing Units (GPU) represent a change in architecture from CPU based computation, HPU based computation is different, and deserves careful characterization and study. We demonstrate the value of this claim by showing that simplistic HPU computation can be more accurate than complex CPU based algorithms on some important computer vision tasks. We also argue that HPU computation can be cheaper than state-of-the-art CPU based computation. Finally we give some examples of characterizing the HPU as an architectural platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops, CVPRW 2010
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops, CVPRW 2010 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jun 132010 Jun 18

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops, CVPRW 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops, CVPRW 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/6/1310/6/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Davis, J., Arderiu, J., Lin, H., Nevins, Z., Schuon, S., Gallo, O., & Yang, M. H. (2010). The HPU. In 2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops, CVPRW 2010 (pp. 9-16). [5543192] (2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops, CVPRW 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPRW.2010.5543192