A worker busy labelling data at a AI "tagging” factory on the outskirts of Beijing. Such "tagging” factories are the new face of global outsourcing. Photo: Handout

AI promises jobs revolution but first it needs old-fashioned manual labour – from China

Basic Finder is among the labelling companies thriving amid the data boom, with clients including US university UC Berkeley and Chinese AI leaders SenseTime and iFlyTek

Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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A worker busy labelling data at a AI "tagging” factory on the outskirts of Beijing. Such "tagging” factories are the new face of global outsourcing. Photo: Handout
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