- Thursday 22 Sep 2022, 16:00 - 18:00
- Spoken Language
We will start the documentary festival AIDocs with The Gig is Up. Who starts working when you’ve ordered food, an uber or something via Amazon? With an introduction by prof. Claartje ter Hoeven.
Introduction by Claartje ter Hoeven
The documentary The Gig is Up will be introduced by Professor Claartje ter Hoeven. She is the scientific director and coordinator of the interdisciplinary research and master programme ‘Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society’, connected to the ESSB strategy Meeting the Future Society.
Claartje about The Gig is Up by Shannon Walsh
Fall in love with Jason Edwards, one of the millions of people working in the gig economy. He does microwork for a living. This mostly means fueling AI by labeling images, transcribing audio files, and cleaning data. In this documentary you will meet different people, working for food delivery platforms, Uber, and microwork platforms. With their hard work and precarious situation, they will show us the cost of convenience and how important it is to start taking care of platform workers.
During the documentary festival ‘AIDocs’ we will shed light on social and societal implications of technological developments. Four afternoons we will show documentaries in which AI plays a different role each time. An expert Erasmus scientist will introduce the documentary and discuss it with the audience. For example, is Alice the care robot a helpful tool to diminish loneliness? And how is gig work changing the future of work?
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