The Verge: Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor

The Verge: Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor. “‘Prison labor’ is usually associated with physical work, but inmates at two prisons in Finland are doing a new type of labor: classifying data to train artificial intelligence algorithms for a startup. Though the startup in question, Vainu, sees the partnership as a kind of prison reform that teaches valuable skills, other experts say it plays into the exploitative economics of prisoners being required to work for very low wages.”

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