Allowing people to make money while staying home and making the world better and fair by allowing AI to work in every language
What it does
People at home from various countries can stay home and annotate datasets in their local language, make money (from large tech companies, who need these datasets for their systems and their government, on top of unemployment payments), and allow future AI system to work better in these less common languages.
How I built it
Amazon SageMaker Groud Truth is good platform to define the tasks and allow users to work on these tasks from their home, and calculate their earnings.
In every country that is participating in the project we set up a local vendor (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sagemaker/latest/dg/sms-workforce-management-vendor.html) that is working closely with the local government ministry of economy to get the tax and money transfer issues out of the way. The local community team is responsible to get the datasets to annotate, the annotation tasks translated to the local language, and webinars to teach users how to sign up to work on these tasks and how to complete them.
Challenges I ran into
The main challenges is to get the funding for the tasks from the large tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and others.