Nonprofit GISC helping set up better working conditions for data annotation workers

Nonprofit GISC helping set up better working conditions for data annotation workers. The Global Impact Sourcing Coalition works across the industry’s data annotation companies to set up better working conditions for its gig workers. Data annotation companies provide the manual labor to clean, categorize, and label data before AI systems ingest it. It’s critical but tedious, repetitive work that is required to train and utilize modern AI automation solutions. Millions of out-sourced or part-time employees work at companies like Appen, Alegian, Cloudfactory, Digital Divide Data, iMerit, and Samasource - many of them in India, Kenya, Malaysia, and the Philippines. GISC is setting minimum standards for non-discrimination, equal pay, healthcare, and other employment standards. MIT Technology Review