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AI’s New Workforce: The Data-Labelling Industry Spreads Globally

Hundreds of thousands employed in lower-income countries such as India and Philippines

By Madhumita Murgia

On the fringes of the Indian city of Kolkata, in the dusty, crowded neighbourhood of Metiabruz, 460 young women are working at the vanguard of artificial intelligence.

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