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The Invisible Workers Behind the AI Algorithms with Alexandrine Royer

AI is spreading around the world, both in terms of technology and workforces.

AI is spreading around the world, both in terms of technology and workforces. Many tasks that support artificial intelligence are being outsourced globally, with many workers exploited or mistreated as they take up the opportunities offered by the information economy. In this episode, Alexandrine Royer, Student Fellow at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence, joins Chris Grundemann and Stephen Foskett to discuss the prospects for global AI workers. The situation is akin to globalization of manufacturing or shipping, with powerful corporations exploiting differing regulations and approaches around the world. Given this situation, collective action and advocacy might be the only way for workers to improve their situation.

Three Questions

  • Stephen: How long will it take for a conversational AI to pass the Turing test and fool an average person?
  • Chris: Are there any jobs that will be completely eliminated by AI in the next five years?
  • Tony Paikeday, Senior Director of AI Systems at NVIDIA: Can AI ever teach us to be more human?

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Guests and Hosts

Alexandrine Royer, Student Fellow at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence. Connect with Alexandrine on LinkedIn. 

Chris Grundemann, Chris Grundemann, a Gigaom Analyst and Managing Director at Grundemann Technology Solutions. Connect with Chris on ChrisGrundemann.com on Twitter at @ChrisGrundemann.

Stephen Foskett, Publisher of Gestalt IT and Organizer of Tech Field Day. Find Stephen’s writing at GestaltIT.com and on Twitter at @SFoskett.