AI and the future of human computation: All Turtles Podcast Ep. 70

How is the internet making people more or less seen? Researcher Mary Gray’s new book Ghost Work explores the lives of people who are paid to train AI. These workers are contributing to the AI we use every day, but they’re often left out of conversations about how this technology is evolving. Mary asserts that AI is not replacing or eliminating work; it’s dismantling full-time employment. She shares how and why that’s happening in today’s episode.

Show notes

Conversation with Mary Gray

Mary is a senior principal researcher at Microsoft. 

She’s also an E.J. Safra Center for Ethics fellow.

Mary is a faculty affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass is Mary’s new book. 

 

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