"Where next for citizen science? Innovative uses for crowd sourcing" with Prof Chris Lintott

31 January 2014

Portrait of Professor Chris Lintott

with Professor Chris Lintott
Professor of Astrophysics

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni FellowProfessor Chris Lintott was Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Computational Cosmology from 2010-2014, where he focused on developing the Zooniverse, a citizen science platform.Professor Lintott's backgrou...

This seminar is part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine. Thanks to new technologies , citizen science has seen huge growth over the past decade, opening up important scientific research to the masses and harnessing the power of the crowd. Ranging from classifying new galaxies to monitoring wildlife in the Serengeti, the Zooniverse stable of citizen science projects led by Dr Chris Lintott has seen incredible success. But what does the future hold for citizen science – does it have the power to help in real life situations such as disaster zones? And what are the implications when dealing with huge amounts of potentially sensitive data in real time?