Google hired microworkers to train its controversial Project Maven AI

Found on The Verge on Tuesday, 05 February 2019
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The workers were hired through a crowdsourcing gig company outfit called Figure Eight, which pays as little at $1 an hour for people to perform short, seemingly mindless tasks.

By employing these crowdsourced microworkers, Google was able to use them to teach the algorithms it was running how to distinguish between human targets and surrounding objects.

At least they get paid; millions others who train Google products via recaptcha don't see a single cent.