DiPLab’s TRIA project (En Trabajo de la Inteligencia Artificial [The Labor of AI]) just received a new “Maturation” grant from the MSH Paris Saclay.
Led by a team of researchers with background in humanities, social sciences, and in computer science, the TRIA research project analyzes the production of artificial intelligence on micro-work platforms which allocate small data-related tasks to crowds of workers. Theses small and standardized tasks of data annotation and preparation are necessary to implement machine learning algorithms.
We contribute to the nascent research on this phenomenon by exploring its ramifications in Spanish-speaking countries both in Central and South America and in Europe. This innovative empirical survey leverages statistical techniques as well as state-of-the-art NLP methods to address important and so far under-theorized issues of governance of digital platforms platforms, ethics of online work, and the consequences of employing humans for the production of AI. Funded by the Mission for Transversal and Interdisciplinary Initiatives (MITI) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the TRIA project brings together teams from diverse academic disciplines based in France (Paris and Rennes) as well as partners from Spain (Barcelona and Valencia).