Work, Care, and Invisible Organization: Mapping Power and Resistance in 2030

For our contribution to SILENT WORKS our group began with a science-fiction scenario 10 years into the future where the world had been profoundly reshaped by AI capitalism and where most workers were both providing and relying on the fruits of its (no longer quite so hidden) labor. We imagined that, as titanic AI-driven platform… Continue reading Work, Care, and Invisible Organization: Mapping Power and Resistance in 2030

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I swear I’m not a robot!

When CAPTCHA was invented in early 2000, it was, and still the idea behind its usage is, to ensure that humans use critical infrastructure and web services. But, in its basic principle, Shweta Ganjoo has briefly summarised the logic of CAPTCHAs, is similar to machine learning “all about identifying patterns”. While digitisation, machine learning technologies… Continue reading I swear I’m not a robot!

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The Human Labor Behind Artificial Intelligence, or: The Politics of AAI

The term Artificial Intelligence (AAI) has been chosen to shed light on the fact that AI only appears to work autonomously. In reality, human labor is required to create this magical appearance. To this end, millions of micro tasks are distributed to workers via platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk. Their flexible ‘daily work’ forces… Continue reading The Human Labor Behind Artificial Intelligence, or: The Politics of AAI

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What if Invisibilized Workers Reclaimed the Future?

The Dull, Dangerous & Dirty workshop demystified the world of silent work and delved into an exercise of the imagination. Participating researchers shared findings of current challenges facing workers in the care sector (particularly during COVID), content moderation, and micro-tasking fields.

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Prophecies 4 the Future of Work – Prophecy 3

ABOUT – INTRO Your Future is Bright!You will experience transformations that will revolutionize your life forever! LOVE Your heart is in the right place to start a new passionate love affair; this time with revolution. You will fall in love with mind-blowing liberating ideas and your near future will be filled with protest, dissent and… Continue reading Prophecies 4 the Future of Work – Prophecy 3

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Encountering Silent Workers

How do we encounter silent workers? How do we see what is meant to be hidden behind apps and interfaces? In our group work, we went on an unusual search: the search for our personal encounters with silent workers as researchers, academics and scholars. While some of us hired workers in order to find interview… Continue reading Encountering Silent Workers

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