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AI By the People, For the People
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In the shade of a coconut palm, Chandrika tilts her smartphone screen to avoid the sun’s glare. It is early morning in Alahalli village in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, but the heat and humidity are rising fast. As Chandrika scrolls, she clicks on several audio clips in succession, demonst
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Karya, a nonprofit in India, is revolutionizing the AI data industry by providing fair wages and ownership of data to rural workers. The organization pays workers in rural areas to record audio clips in their native languages, which are then used to train AI models. Unlike other companies in the industry, Karya distributes the profits from data sales back to the workers. The goal is to empower marginalized communities and provide access to technology and AI benefits. Karya's model challenges the unethical practices of many tech companies and aims to create a more inclusive and ethical AI industry.

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  • In the shade of a coconut palm, Chandrika tilts her smartphone screen to avoid the sun’s glare. It is early morning in Alahalli village in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, but the heat and humidity are rising fast. As Chandrika scrolls, she clicks on several audio clips in succession, demonstrating the simplicity of the app she recently star...

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