October 18, 2023•89 words
The reason why AI seems so good is the same reason why our sneakers / burgers / phones seem so cheap.
It's someone else's labour. Unacknowledged, underpaid.
Sure, soon enough the workers will get too expensive for the models to keep using them.
But by then, the AI models will have their shiny feet in our door.
If you can't see anyone doing the work on your content by then, chances are it's you.
(Rowe, Niamh. “Millions of Workers Are Training AI Models for Pennies.” Wired, October 16, 2023.)