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If you're following the blog, you know I'm a big advocate of using the "wisdom of the masses" (well... at least their accumulated computational ability) to crowd-source complex tasks that cannot be easily automated. The way I see it, it's not that users merely "don't mind", they actually expect that to happen. This is the reason I'm pro offer walls (well, at least some of them) and like the concept of “jobs” or “tasks” incorporated into these walls. There's a lot to be done in the area of engaging users around various complex decisions, risk management being one of them (see other ideas on gwap). Now, I don't think that we cracked the code of making financials and risk interesting – whether it’s because financials are less “sexy” or because or more elusive reasons - but I do enjoy seeing interesting attempts.
That's why I liked the feature I discovered in a TC post:
That’s why I like it. Or, at least, that’s the potential I’m loading on one poor notification feature… The other reason is, of course, the poetic justice of using the same type of resources fraudsters are using to overcome standard risk controls to actually deter fraud. Gotta love that.
What is your take on crowd sourcing risk-related process in your system?
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