The Fabulous Mechanical Turk ft. Phil Jones

November 16, 2021

We speak to Phil Jones (@philjones7771), author of Work Without the Worker, about microwork and how AI is fake, and most of it is just tiny tasks done by workers in the global south and dressed up as technology. We get deeper into how exactly how this practice developed, how its economics are rooted in overproduction, and how boosterish liberal institutions cheer-led the whole process.

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