Houdini provides services that leverage human labor in support of modern websites and services, from moderating user-generated images/content and tagging/categorizing products to data collection and transcribing audio/video. Houdini's RESTful API allows users to integrate human labor from Amazon's Mechanical Turk directly into web applications using only a few lines of easy to read code.
In this age of automation and separation it is surprising to find human components of automated services. QuickTate believes that humans are still better than computers at speech recognition and that’s why the QuickTate API is built around living breathing typists. The company has taken the old model of a transcription service and revamped it to take advantage of the internet age that we live in: typists are distributed rather than co-located and jobs can be submitted via API from any number of applications.