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  • There was an SNL skit about this and so many news segments and it was a bunch of Indians on Mechanical Turk watching you shop on Twitch.

    It's crazy watching a video like this where they don't mention anything about that.

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    💀

  • Kingcrowded_

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  • Big corporation does slimy, unethical s***

  • Apr 2
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    (((Indians)))

  • Damn what the hell!

  • Damn I guess someone in India don't like my ass

    I tried one of those stores and bought a pack of doughnuts and some bacon weird combo I know, s*** charged me 200 dollars

  • Tobacco al Houthi

    (((Indians)))

  • There was supposed to be one of these opening up in my town and I don't think it ever opened. It's been built fully, but it's just been sitting there for 2-3 years now. People only use the parking lot to go to nearby restaurants in the area.

  • they also do this in their warehouses for theft
    i work as an engineer for them

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    outside of the obvious f***ed up nature this is objectively pretty hilarious

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    Wow mechanical turk is not a term I ever wanted to be reminded of existing

    We had to use it in the course before my psychology capstone to conduct a study and basically everything went wrong. They all got my phone number somehow (100% weren't supposed to) and I had to block so many random numbers. And that's only like 10% of the f*** up

    Hate it

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    Tobacco al Houthi

    (((Indians)))

    What could this possibly mean my guy

  • rvi 🔋
    Apr 2

    sounds like it was probably using an AI model with those people in India helping to fill in gaps/label for the purpose of training data. not just the hilarious idea of them pretending its automated while its really fully controlled by humans watching cam footage and making every choice. with their eventual goal being to have it rolled out on a large scale and no longer have need for humans labeling anything

    still so weird obviously

    would love to be able to actually read that article the gizmodo one links to without paywall

  • Kr0niic ☘️
    Apr 2
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    I’m f***ing crying I went to this store and f***ed around putting items in my cart and back to see if it would properly track

    You’re telling me some Indian guy was watching the footage to make sure what I ordered

  • Fax My Brother

    outside of the obvious f***ed up nature this is objectively pretty hilarious

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    Rock Mudson

    What could this possibly mean my guy

    They could be from other countries out that way too I guess?

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    Fever

    They could be from other countries out that way too I guess?

    The Gizmodo article says India? I provided the screenshot!

  • Apr 3
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    Rock Mudson

    The Gizmodo article says India? I provided the screenshot!

    Then yeah idk cause we all know what those parenthesis normally mean I was really hoping bro wasn't putting up a nazi dogwhistle

  • Fever

    Then yeah idk cause we all know what those parenthesis normally mean I was really hoping bro wasn't putting up a nazi dogwhistle

    Yeah idk. Understanding people who treat politics like a hobby can be difficult

  • Apr 3

  • Kr0niic

    I’m f***ing crying I went to this store and f***ed around putting items in my cart and back to see if it would properly track

    You’re telling me some Indian guy was watching the footage to make sure what I ordered

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    I worked at a “machine learning” company for a while that had a stated goal of creating an AI that would replace secretaries. In reality it was 40 college students in a WeWork pretending to be one singular artificial secretary. Eventually they fired everybody and offshored the positions to Manilla because the WeWork room was too expensive and people started getting high during the morning shift. I did a fair amount of cocaine with a girl I met there and we would watch Charmed on her laptop instead of “annotating” client emails

  • babylon sherm

    I worked at a “machine learning” company for a while that had a stated goal of creating an AI that would replace secretaries. In reality it was 40 college students in a WeWork pretending to be one singular artificial secretary. Eventually they fired everybody and offshored the positions to Manilla because the WeWork room was too expensive and people started getting high during the morning shift. I did a fair amount of cocaine with a girl I met there and we would watch Charmed on her laptop instead of “annotating” client emails

    The Philippines is full of people chained to their laptops all day doing s*** like that. A lot of them develop passable English and there's sufficient internet. It's quite grim.

    I think the craziest story I read was this crypto currency game that was popular there for a minute.
    time.com/6199385/axie-infinity-crypto-game-philippines-debt