• Past Event

Hidden Labor Powering AI

Oct. 7, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00am ACST

On October 7th 2021, the Partnership on AI hosted a discussion between Shannon Walsh, Director of “The Gig is Up”, and Mary L. Gray, Author of “Ghost Work”, with moderation by Sonam Jindal, Program Lead of AI, Labor & the Economy at PAI.

The documentary “The Gig Is Up” brings to light the hidden human cost of modern conveniences by sharing the stories of the people enabling the technologies we sometimes take for granted.

At PAI, we have been working to highlight the precarious working conditions faced by a key group that make AI possible: data enrichment professionals. Our recently published white paper Responsible Sourcing of Data Enrichment Services covers how data sourcing decisions impact workers and proposes avenues for AI practitioners to improve their working conditions. We were thrilled to see this issue explored The Gig Is Up.