Workers are the Heart of the Algorithm

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin .... No. 1532 .... December 27, 2017
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Workers are the Heart of the Algorithm

Antonio Casilli, a professor at Télécom ParisTech, is considered one of the leading experts in the capitalism of digital platforms. He is known for his pioneering research on "digital labour," refuting the apocalyptic common-sense notion that is proclaiming the end of work as such because of automation.

"We are the ones who make the robots, with our own labour," he says. "We make the criteria according to which they operate. And then we teach them to learn how to improve. The problem is not that robots are stealing our work, but that we continue to work more and more, and that the platforms are fragmenting and rendering invisible the labour that is necessary to make the algorithms work."
He was interviewed by Roberto Ciccarelli and published by Il Manifesto.

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