The Human Army Using Phones to Teach AI to Drive

As her fellow patients read dog-eared magazines or swipe through Instagram, Shari Forrest opens an app on her phone and gets busy training artificial intelligence.Forrest isn’t an engineer or programmer. She writes textbooks for a living. But when the 54-year-old from suburban St. Louis needs a break or has a free moment, she logs on to Mighty AI, and whiles away her time identifying pedestrians and trash cans and other things you don’t want driverless cars running into. “If I am sitting waiting for a doctor’s appointment and I can make a few pennies, that’s not a bad deal,” she says.The work is a pleasant distraction for Forrest, but absolutely essential to the coming ages of driverless cars. The volume of data needed to train the AI underpinning those vehicles…


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