[etech06] Felipe Cabrera, Amazon – Mechanical Turk

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Felipe is the VP for Software Development at Amazon web services.

They are trying to enable humans into the software process. Normally you think of AI as being human asking something of the computer – they’ve turned it around into something they’re calling “artifical artifical intelligence”. They’re providing a Web services API for computers to integrate this by allowing programs to make requests of humans. People can get paid for this work. This is what someone in the backchannel last night called the sweatshop of the future.

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