Milagros Miceli

Milagros Miceli is a sociologist and computer scientist. Her research explores how ground-truth data for machine learning is produced. She focuses on labor conditions and power dynamics in data generation and labeling, exploring questions of meaning-making, knowledge production, and symbolic power within machine learning data. Dr. Miceli leads the research group “Data, Algorithmic Systems, and Ethics“ at the Weizenbaum Institute. She is also a researcher at the DAIR Institute, where she actively engages communities of data workers in AI research.

Images are the fuel of computer vision. In this text, the sociologists and computer science researchers Miceli Milagros and Tianling Yang, discuss the performativity of ground truth data that are produced in image labeling processes.