Legion is a system that allows end users to easily capture existing GUIs and outsource them for collaborative, real-time control by the crowd.
Legion introduces a new style of crowdsourcing, one in which the crowd no longer works as a set of disjoint individuals working on tasks which have been broken down ahead of time, but rather as a single, reliable, worker. This approach enables the crowd to control continuous tasks and interfaces.
To use Legion, users:
• Select a portion of their desktop interface that they would like the crowd to control
• Provide a natural language description of the task for the crowd to perform
• Offer a price that they are willing to pay.
Legion then forwards a video feed of the interface to the crowd and forwards key presses and mouse clicks made by the crowd back to the interface. To improve reliability, multiple workers are recruited to collaboratively complete the task.