The new "sharecroppers": AI programs are being powered by thousands of low wage workers

A look at the people who affix labels to data so computers can understand what it is.

Invisible to most of us, an underclass of labor has evolved behind the artificial intelligence revolution — thousands of low-wage workers in the U.S. and across the globe who painstakingly inventory millions of pieces of data and images, and give power to AI programs. Critics call them the new "sharecroppers."


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