Become a Figure Eight Contributor

Our contributors do important work for innovative projects of all kinds. Here’s how–and why–you should join them.

Join contributors from across the world

Figure Eight provides simple tasks that, added up, make a big difference. Earn by completing the tasks that you want to do, all from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

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How it Works

Getting started on Figure Eight is easy. Follow this link to sign up.

Step 1

First, select a project from the task wall that interests you, read the instructions, and you’re 
ready to go!

Step 2

Now, just start tasking! We keep track of your accuracy so you can level up and task on more projects.

Step 3

Task for as long as you’d like and come back whenever you want. There are always projects on Figure Eight!

A few examples of tasks you’ll see on Figure Eight

Curious what sort of projects you’ll help make a reality? We can help. Here is a partial list of tasks you might see when you log in. They change all the time, so make sure to check back if you don’t want to task on what’s available that minute.

Categorize social media

Read a tweet or short post and help decide what it’s about or what emotion it contains.

Moderate content

Decide if pictures or text are acceptable. For example, whether a picture is explicit or a phrase contains abusive language.

Transcribe audio

Listen to a short audio clip and write down what you hear.

Draw boxes on images

Use our image tool to place boxes around important objects in pictures.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Figure Eight?

    Figure Eight is the essential human-in-the-loop AI platform for data science and machine learning teams. That means we help companies train, test and tune their machine learning and artificial intelligence programs through the use of human and machine intelligence.

    Figure Eight has gone through many iterations. The company was founded in 2007. In 2009 it became a managed service platform, and four years later, in 2013, relaunches as a SaaS platform. Up until 2018 the company was known as CrowdFlower – offering mostly crowdsourcing to its customers. In 2018 the company rebranded as Figure Eight to reflect the fundamental changes in its business model, moving away from simply a crowdsourcing platform to our mission of empowering data scientists to train, test, and tune their machine learning for a human world.

    Figure Eight is made possible by our Contributors. When we speak about “human-in-the-loop” (What we call H-I-T-L) — you are that human. Like the shape of a figure eight, which is a continuous loop, algorithms learn from a continuous stream of information from training data and human-in-the-loop. Your work is integral in making artificial intelligence and machine learning work.

    Our Figure Eight Community is made up of thousands of hard-working, intelligent and diverse Contributors from all over the globe. This is a space for Contributors by Contributors. We encourage you to get involved on our various social media networks and stay up to date on events. We know that each of our Contributors have their own reasons to task, and we appreciate you being here!

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  • How do I sign up for a Figure Eight account?

    To get started, sign up for a Contributor Portal account here. Once you are set up with your Contributor Portal account, just click a task to be prompted to sign up for your Figure Eight account (in addition to the Contributor Portal account)

  • How do I task with Figure Eight?

    4 Simple Steps to Task on Figure Eight

    • Login to your account and click the ‘Tasks’ tab on your upper tool bar
    • Select a Job title that interests you and click ‘Start Task’
    • Once you have completed answering the questions within the Task, submit your answers
    • Receive compensation for your completed Task

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