Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

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Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass
Authors: Mary L. Gray
Year: 2019
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9781328566287
ISBN 9041328566285
Categorie: Responsibility and Business Ethics
Pages: 288
Edition: ebook

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Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass Mary L. Gray, Siddharth Suri

In the spirit ofNickel and Dimed, a necessary and revelatory expose of the invisible human workforce that powers the web—and that foreshadows the true future of work.
Hidden beneath the surface of the web, lost in our wrong-headed debates about AI, a new menace is looming. Anthropologist Mary L. Gray and computer scientist Siddharth Suri team up to unveil how services delivered by companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Uber can only function smoothly thanks to the judgment and experience of a vast, invisible human labor force. These people doing “ghost work” make the internet seem smart. They perform high-tech piecework: flagging X-rated content, proofreading, designing engine parts, and much more. An estimated 8 percent of Americans have worked at least once in this “ghost economy,” and that number is growing. They usually earn less than legal minimums for traditional work, they have no health benefits, and they can be fired at any time for any reason, or none.
There are no labor laws to govern this kind of work, and these latter-day assembly lines draw in—and all too often overwork and underpay—a surprisingly diverse range of workers: harried young mothers, professionals forced into early retirement, recent grads who can’t get a toehold on the traditional employment ladder, and minorities shut out of the jobs they want. Gray and Suri also show how ghost workers, employers, and society at large can ensure that this new kind of work creates opportunity—rather than misery—for those who do it. Categories:
Business & Economics – Responsibility and Business Ethics
Year:
2019
Edition:
ebook
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language:
english
Pages:
288
ISBN 10:
1328566285
ISBN 13:
9781328566287
File:
00 MB

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