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Research project in collaboration with media artist Ruben van de Ven.

Nowadays, we are not only increasingly delegating and automating tasks and processes, there are also new forms of work that are being created for people. With the emergence of services such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk, specific parts of automatic processes are being outsourced to human workers. These Human Intelligence Tasks are tasks that a machine cannot execute, for example retyping a scanned receipt or entering a Captcha code. In this way machines selectively delegate tasks to humans, creating a human working class that remains largely invisible. Merijn van Moll and Ruben van de Ven want to make this feedback loop between man and machine visible. This creates a new ritual in which the spirit of the worker is invoked again and again.

This project was developed in light of Future scenarios for AI and the job market by Setup and the NSvP foundations.

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