Ghosts in the machines: the invisible human labour behind AI

The greatest risk may not be that computers will one day think like humans, but that humans will forget about the workers sustaining our digital economy.

At the AI: More than Human exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London, I spent a while playing with Aibo, a glossy silver robotic dog manufactured by Sony in Japan. Aibo, which stands for artificial intelligence robot, can chase a ball, wag his tail and, if you’re lucky, put his paw in your hand. It’s hard to tell whether he is responding to humans. His wide-set LED eyes are inscrutable. Aibo may be cute, but he definitely doesn’t have a brain.

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