Ph.D. candidate at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science NKUA, IKY scholarship. Research field: Digital Labor
Title of Paper:
“Will machines steal our jobs?”: artificial intelligence and new forms of labor
Subdisciplinary Area: Digital Labor
Keywords: labor, microwork, platforms
Abstract: In the last few years, major concerns have emerged about artificial intelligence and its impact on employment. As expert systems evolve, the fears about the expulsion of humans from production increase. In this communication, I will challenge this perception by exploring new technologies that combine computing with human intelligence and I will focus on new forms of labor that take place in microworking platforms. New techniques of human-based computation and algorithmic management of labor function both as a security and as a training process that promote the automation of production through AI. The creation of new human-machine hybrids, though, raises important sociological and philosophical questions.