AI training companies hire writers and poets to write original short stories to use as training material

In order to improve the quality of AI writing, companies such as

Scale AI and Appen , which are known as AI training companies, have hired writers and poets to write original short stories for use in training.

AI data training companies like Scale AI are hiring poets - Rest of World

According to the IT news site Rest of World, companies engaged in AI training such as Scale AI and Appen are hiring writers, screenwriters, and poets with doctoral degrees and master's degrees. Some job openings require people with degrees in the humanities who have experience working as annotators or in literary fields. Also, it seems that there are job openings for not only English, but also Japanese and Hindi.

The talent recruited through these job openings is required to write an original short story on a given topic, and the writing data is used to train the AI. They will also be required to provide feedback regarding the quality of the generated text.

While a text-generating AI has surprised people by

saying it can also write poetry , training companies are starting to collect data samples to extend its capabilities to other languages. Rest of World points out that this is because AI developers are prioritizing poetic fluency while improving writing performance.

Improved version of AI 'GPT-3' that can write natural sentences that are indistinguishable from humans, 'InstructGPT' released to the public, can also write poetry - GIGAZINE

Dan Brown, a professor at the University of Waterloo who was interviewed by Rest of World, said, ``I don't know if it's possible to properly write tabloid headlines in French, but the text that can be generated reproduces the style of literary giants such as Victor Hugo.'' If you can, it creates a different kind of credibility,” he said, acknowledging that this type of investment can be profitable.

Appen confirmed to Rest of World that there will be a growing demand for contract writing services in 2022 and beyond, including in languages other than English, and that the talent it is hiring will include creative AI, including poetry, lyrics, and storytelling. He said he has the unique expertise to produce high-quality training data to create.

However, Scale AI stated that 'humans will continue to be involved in our work, as they are essential to the development of safe and accurate AI,' but for competitive reasons. The company reportedly declined to provide specific answers regarding recruitment activities.

Early text generation AIs were used to write economic news and sports articles, but this was because they were created with standard content and no originality was required. When asked to generate poetic sentences, the sentence generation AI is almost unable to imitate even the ``unstructured'' style of Walt Whitman, a leading American poet, and ends up generating stylized poems. Masu. The situation is even worse for languages other than English.

To fill this gap, Appen and Scale AI clients are paying handsomely to creative contractors. For example, a typical Japanese data worker at Scale AI is paid $13.98 per hour (approximately 2,100 yen), but contractors with specialized knowledge are paid more than twice that, at $50 per hour (approximately 7,400 yen). Masu.

Julian Posada, an associate professor at Yale University, said he doubts creators would accept this kind of work as a sustainable form of employment, but he is a leading voice in the creative industries' critique of AI for AI training companies. He said it would help avoid copyright infringement claims.

Over 8,500 authors sign an open letter asking AI development companies such as OpenAI and Meta not to use human works for AI training without permission - GIGAZINE

Associate Professor Posada believes that in the future, the situation may reach a point where copyrighted materials cannot be used for training, which would lead to 'purchasing creative texts for training purposes.' is shown.

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