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The Invisible Workers Behind the AI Algorithms with Alexandrine Royer | Utilizing AI 3×08

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.

Three Questions

  1. Asked by Stephen Foskett: How long will it take for a conversational AI to pass the Turing test and fool an average person?
  2. Asked by Chris Grundemann: Are there any jobs that will be completely eliminated by AI in the next five years?
  3. Asked by Tony Paikeday, Senior Director of AI Systems at NVIDIA: Can AI ever teach us to be more human?



Alexandrine Royer, Student Fellow at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence. Connect with Alexandrine on LinkedIn.


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About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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