The Human Protocol is an infrastructure to reshape the way humans work by supporting distributed job markets in which any job of any size or type can be securely tokenized, published and completed. The protocol facilitates direct, globally mapped connections that bring workers closer to understanding the rewards of their work, organizations to the workforce and machines.
The Human Protocol also provides tools for better human-to-machine collaboration; Within the job markets it supports, AI can handle repetitive tasks while humans focus on specialized or creatively challenging tasks.
Human’s vision is to create a more human world: seamless yet connected, in which every perspective and background is accounted for and represented, in which all the value produced is rewarded.
distributed job market
To improve the digital world, you have to address its foundationMechanisms and systems through which people connect, interact and collaborate. Humans enable distributed job markets, but it is not the job market itself. Instead, it provides the tools, infrastructure, plugins and APIs to support broad-scale data markets – which, over time, will become the markets to support any type of work. It connects distributed workers to global opportunities Empowering an already booming economy, to ensure that it is workers, not corporates, who have control over the opportunities available to them, and get more value out of their contribution.
New technologies require new data. Data informs the ability of machines to interpret the world accurately. A smart car maker may need to label data for up to 40,000 people; As the size of the data sample increases, so does the accuracy. Currently, it is difficult to hire such employees. Organizations are forced to rely on traditional data vendors, which provide untargeted, less relevant datasets that are more susceptible to bias.
If organizations can choose who labels the data, they can better assure the relevance of the datasets produced. Human Protocol provides the end-to-end infrastructure – tools, plugins, integrations and APIs – to hire, manage, validate and compensate workers at scale. The job markets it supports are secure and automated; Various protocol systems handle the publication and distribution of task tasks, verification of completed tasks, and the release of funds. Protocol provisions build trust between distributed parties, ensuring that organizations can more reliably access the global workforce, and that workers, located anywhere, can access global opportunities.
How the Human Protocol Works
The Human Protocol is designed to distribute tasks around the world in search of more balanced and accurate information. For example, it can look for variation in responses to arrive at a consensus of truth: the amalgamation of thousands or even millions of perspectives. Enables automatic objective measurement of all networked tasks. It consists of a network of validators and a two-part oracle system, which securely verifies the successful completion of tasks and the information provided to the network.
The three major entities within the Human Protocol are the requestor, the worker, and the exchange. Each application to run or integrate the HUMAN protocol acts as an exchange: a matchmaker between jobs published by a requestor and those completed by workers.
- A task is a request for a task – represented as a set of tasks to be performed – that is published by the requester. Several standard task types are depicted within the human protocol. Optionally, the requester can select a custom job type.
- A work is any labor performed by a user – a worker – in which value is produced. Each task represents an individual task interaction: labeling of data, identification of correct information, solving a puzzle. A single task may be composed of thousands or even millions of tasks. An organization may wish to develop a dataset targeted at a specific topic, which is achieved through the completion of thousands or even millions of tasks by a distributed workforce.
- Jobs are divided into their overall tasks, each of which can be completed independently by a worker. Scanning a page can be an example of a job type. An example of a task within that job type might be typing in displayed letters or numbers or verifying their correctness.
- For many types of jobs – such as the labeling of data – results are improved through the diversity of the workforce they meet. Global diversity in human-to-machine interactions is critical to powering the new generation of AI and ML technologies.
- Each completed task is a handshake, indicating the task requested, the task completed and the transaction performed.
HMT is the native token of the Human Protocol. It is the primary mechanism of value transfer within the network. Those who wish to label one million images must fund a smart contract with HMT; Websites and workers working on the other end are paid in HMT. Compensation is also given to network service operators in HMT. The supply of HMT tokens is fixed.
To learn more about the structure of the human protocol, see human technology page – Or, for an analysis of how jobs are published, verified and completed safely, read the blog excerpt on human job lifecycle.
An AOM for the world’s largest workforce
The first application to run on the human protocol is hCaptcha: a widely adopted, privacy-protecting alternative to the traditional CAPTCHA system. hCaptcha interacts with 15% of Internet users representing the world’s largest data-labeling workforce. However this is only the beginning. HUMAN and its partners are working to bring the protocol to more applications, with each acting as an exchange between requesters and workers, to realize new distributed markets and ways of working, and to create more human-to-machine Working to raise the points of conversation.
The human protocol already generates a large amount of work interaction; In order not to overload any single blockchain, thousands to millions of tasks are batched in each transaction. Interoperability is key to the scalability of human protocols, and to support the development of the distributed markets it enables. As more applications integrate with human protocols, creating and encouraging a two-way market, further cross-chain distribution will be needed to increase the number of transactions and reward actions. To support this, and as part of the Foundation’s goal of gradually decentralizing the protocol, Human has partnered with Solana, Polkadot, and Chainlink, with further partnerships planned.
what is next
Human Protocol aims to develop and support distributed markets. It could inspire a new generation of AI and ML technologies and gig economies, and is supported by the applications currently running on it. Now, together with the Human community, developers and enterprises, Human is enabling everyone to explore the possibilities offered by the protocol, realizing more secure and transparent tokenization of more types of labor in more applications.
To learn more about available integrations and APIs, visit developer page.
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