AI’s dirty secret

At Brave New World 2020 I talked on behalf of SETUP about the hidden human labour in AI-systems. Our first-world preoccupation with Artificial General Intelligence, Singularity theory and hypothetical robot rights is too far removed from concrete events on the ground. Instead of so-called hyper-intelligent robots, we should talk about the robots that are already among us and the enormous amount of human work lurking in seemingly automated AI-systems.