Google contractors say they don’t have enough time to verify correct answers from the company’s AI chatbot and end up guessing

Inevitable given the incentives, but still disappointing. Contractors are paid to evaluate whether chatbot responses are good. But they’re paid based on the assumption that each judgement takes a certain amount of time: not much.

“Three hours of research to complete a 60-second task, that’s a great way to frame the problem we’re facing right now”

It’s easy to forget how much very human but not very well-paid labour goes into many AI and other predictive models