Human intelligence is the basis of artificial intelligence…

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That’s part of a quote from a story titled AI is a lot of work on

As the technology becomes ubiquitous, a vast tasker underclass is emerging — and not going anywhere.

These taskers are annotators.

The full quote,

“There’s an entire supply chain,” said Sonam Jindal, the program and research lead of the nonprofit Partnership on AI. “The general perception in the industry is that this work isn’t a critical part of development and isn’t going to be needed for long. All the excitement is around building artificial intelligence, and once we build that, it won’t be needed anymore, so why think about it? But it’s infrastructure for AI. Human intelligence is the basis of artificial intelligence, and we need to be valuing these as real jobs in the AI economy that are going to be here for a while.”