The Invisible Workforce that Makes AI Possible

We all love a good chatbot, some nice AI art, and a pleasant automated system. Artificial intelligence is here and these fancy decision trees are supposed to make our lives easier everyday without a human ever having to lift a finger.

Except that’s not exactly true. AIs require an incredible amount of human input to train; AI art doesn’t make nightmares reality without scanning over millions of human-made images; and Meta’s content didn’t learn how to moderate itself with a human first telling it what to look for.

So who are these people who teach AI and why do we never hear about them?

On today’s episode of Cyber, Motherboard writer Chloe Xiang will help us answer that question.

Stories discussed in this episode:

AI Isn’t Artificial or Intelligent

ISIS Executions and Non-Consensual Porn Are Powering AI Art

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