Roman admits that even three years ago this task would have been tackled differently—without crowdsourcing—and it would have cost the clients 2.5 times the amount. Being a former employee of Prisma, Roman explains that other methods such as Computer Vision Annotation Tool (CVAT), though open-source and free, require a dedicated team of trained developers to run. Teams like that often aren’t available. And their services are expensive.
Crowdsourcing has been a complete game changer that today allows companies to recruit talent across the board without needlessly paying through the roof. Instead of having a small team of highly qualified and often overpriced specialists do all of the work, crowdsourcing allows for an infinitely larger pool of non-expert users, each one contributing a relatively small amount.