Qwiki wants wikis to act human

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Just a quick shout here about Qwiki, which does something extra with wikis: “working to deliver information in a format that’s quintessentially human – via storytelling instead of search.” The site explains:

We’ve all seen science fiction films (or read novels) where computers are able to collect data on behalf of humans, and present the most important details. This is our goal at Qwiki – to advance information technology to the point it acts human.

It’s pretty cool: Qwiki tells you in voice about your selected topics, showing pictures and videos, automatically generated. They’re working on a platform allowing any web publisher to turn their content into Qwikis.

Just do some searches and be surprised about the slick results, and imagine how things could evolve in a not too distant future. How cool it would be to have this service on a wearable device, enabling you to command it using simple voice, and getting the voice response and pictures wherever you are.

The service is in private alpha but you can join and suggest improvements.

Hat tip to my colleague Raphael Cockx who found out about this new service.

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About rolandlegrand

I'm social media manager at Mediafin, the publisher of Belgium's leading business newspapers De Tijd and L'Echo. I have a special interest in the intersection of immersive media, business and philosophy.
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6 Responses to Qwiki wants wikis to act human

  1. Glenisha says:

    World of Warcraft is the Board Game is a team based fantasy adventure. The Horde and the Alliance factions must compete to be the first to defeat the invincible Overlord be it the lich king Kel’Thuzad, the dragon Nefarian, or the demon Kazzak or,failing that, to be the last faction standing when it comes to all out war. Based on the popular World of Warcraft Massively Multiplayer Online Game from Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft is the Board Game invites the players to choose from 16 characters, drawn from the eight races and nine character classes of the Warcraft universe, and take up arms for the glory of the Horde or the Alliance.
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    Glenisha

    WOW Gold

  2. gold coins says:

    the “World of Warcraft” I know isa made by Blizzard and it’s a PC game.

  3. Castronova used the analogy there of a car rally wherein some people would start using robot-drivers, forcing in the end all the other drivers to replace themselves by robots as well, turning the race into a very different competition. Very catchy!

  4. Well most experience gamer will mostly have a Glider for them to collect gold and grind. Some might take advantage of it and sell some gold to other new gamers to earn money. Blizzard really needs to control this or they will lose out some of new gamers because of unfair gaming.

  5. thanks says:

    In WoW we trust.

  6. I tried the term ‘New York’, wow it’s much different experience than traditional Search Engines.

    Thanks,

    Jen

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