Microtask announced the launch of Microtask Forms, a service that offers businesses or individuals the opportunity to transform their paper forms into digital format.
Microtask Forms automatically splits repetitive tasks into microtasks which can then be crowdsourced securely through their microtasking platform. After Microtask Forms distributes the microtasks to contracted workers around the world, it will then gather the results and recreate the original document, in digital form.
Since crowdsourcing technology is used, Microtask Forms can transform typed or even handwritten forms, which can be sent in via email or fax. Microtask Forms can then begin extracting the data written in the fields of the forms, which it processes into digital formats.
Users need not worry because Microtask Forms ensures security and confidentiality for every assignment given to them. The microworkers will be allowed to only see fragments of data and not the entire form. Outputs will be digitized and for every piece of information there will be numerous results that will be crosschecked automatically.
Typing in paper forms is a dreaded chore in offices big and small. Why not spend all that time doing something more profitable? Microtask Forms is the first form service with no up-front payments or contract hassles.
-Harri Holopainen, Managing Director of Microtask
Microtask Forms comes on the heels of Digitalkoot, a new application of Microtask’s platform with the National Library of Finland that uses crowdsourcing to digitize the Library’s vast collection of historical documents and material.
Microtask will soon be announcing a public application programming interface that will allow developers to use distributed work for personal applications.
Microtask does the work that most people hate. For more information visit Microtask Forms.