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11/09/20

Javier Lloret Pardo - Annotators View Image Annotators constitute the hidden labour of AI vision. The current ubiquitous...

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07/05/20

Google’s medical AI was super accurate in a lab. Real life was a different story. The AI developed by Google Health can identify...

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07/05/20

Amazon turns to Chinese firm on U.S. blacklist to meet thermal camera needs Amazon.com Inc has bought cameras to take...

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17/04/20

The idea for Workers' Forum developed from Takala’s experience as a micro-tasker in the United States, working for a service...

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Unevenly Distributed

The Future Is Here!, the title of Mimi Onuoha’s video project reflecting the human side of crowdsourced image labelling, is spot on. The stories I have been told by crowd workers from across the globe doing this work full-time indeed often have an eerily Gibsonian ring to them. Especially the stories from Venezuela.

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19/07/19

Visual Dialog requires an AI agent to hold a meaningful dialogue with humans in natural, conversational language about visual...

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05/06/19

This labelling job has made me very observant. I have found pictures that made me think “if I had taken such a picture, then I...

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24/05/19

We knew we needed to collect a data set that has far more images than we have ever had before, perhaps thousands of times more,...

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The politics of image search - A conversation with Sebastian Schmieg [Part II]

August 2017

The second part of the interview between Sebastian Schmieg and Nicolas Malevé. Schmieg reflects on his project 'Search by Image' and further discusses machine learning and intelligence as well the politics of image annotation.

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03/08/17

Quotations around automation, image making and labour. Collated by Adam Brown and Nicolas Malevé for Rethinking the workshop:...

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23/07/17

We are under the illusion that seeing is effortless, but fre- quently the visual system is lazy and makes us believe that we...

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28/03/17

Sitting in the sun at a tech company cafeteria, this former Google worker described a year spent immersed in some of the darkest...

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25/01/17

Jeffrey Thompson, Every Possible Photograph, 2013 Though limited to eight colors at a very low resolution, the piece will take...

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