How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions

Did you know that Chinese data factories turn raw data into structured A.I.?

“We’re the construction workers in the digital world. Our job is to lay one brick after another,” said Yi Yake, co-founder of a data labeling factory in Jiaxian, a city in central Henan province. “But we play an important role in A.I. Without us, they can’t build the skyscrapers.”

In this link is another great recent story ($ paywall) by FT on the spread of data labelling shops in cheap-labour economies. Machine learning gets rid of the call centers and replaces them with labelling centers.


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