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.
- Asked by Stephen Foskett: How long will it take for a conversational AI to pass the Turing test and fool an average person?
- Asked by Chris Grundemann: Are there any jobs that will be completely eliminated by AI in the next five years?
- Asked by Tony Paikeday, Senior Director of AI Systems at NVIDIA: Can AI ever teach us to be more human?
- The urgent need for regulating global ghost work (brookings.edu)
- The wellness industry’s risky embrace of AI-driven mental health care (brookings.edu)
Alexandrine Royer, Student Fellow at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence. Connect with Alexandrine on LinkedIn.
- Chris Grundemann, Gigaom Analyst and Managing Director of Grundemann Technology Solutions. Connect with Chris on ChrisGrundemann.com and 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.
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