Blockchain Platform to Allow Workers From Low-income Countries to Earn as Data-labellers
A new project allows anyone to carry out simple AI-related tasks and be rewarded with cryptocurrency
The proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies continues to march onwards as AI becomes a globally established industry. However, these billions of dollars in AI revenue are rarely seen by those working at the lower end of the AI workforce. Dbrain, a new Blockchain platform, allows anyone with a smartphone to carry out AI-related tasks and be rewarded with cryptocurrency.
Coins for validating datasets
The company points out that 80% of AI development is data related, and labelling and maintaining these datasets require a lot of human effort. By creating this platform, Dbrain say they can enable those in lower income countries to take a share of the booming AI industry, rewarding workers with Dbrain coins (DBR) for their efforts. Workers can label as much or as little as they choose, and can cash in their coins for USD whenever they would like.
AI companies can have their datatsets created and verified quickly, accurately and easily, and those struggling to find work or break into the AI business can earn a living. Labelled datasets are guaranteed to be of good quality, as they are validated by other workers on completion (an example of a Subjective Proof Of Crowd Work, or SPOCK, system).
In terms of security, Dbrain prevents dataset leaks to third parties through the use of the Protocol for Indirect Controlled Access to Repository Data (PICARD). Dbrain says PICARD also gives data scientists the ability to “train AI models using the datasets without downloading them, and sell AI solutions to business clients later”. The company also claims:
“Dbrain platform integrates AI app lifecycle into a single product that automates most of the human-in-the-loop workflow. It is currently the only working solution that combines functionality to label data, create customized models, ensure the data security, and validate the markup results with cryptocurrency payments and payouts to both labelers and AI developers.”
Winning the trust and support
The Dbrain team is vastly experienced. For example, CEO Dmitry Matskevich has previously founded other Big Data companies, and sold flocktory.com for $20 million last year, and CTO Aleksey Hahunov is also the founder of connectome.ai and R-SEPT.
Having already partnered with Microsoft, Kupivip, Proskater and other notable brands, Dbrain has won the trust and support of some of the most prestigious AI developers in the world. With an estimated reduction in labelling costs of between 50-90% compared to other competitors in the industry such as AMT, Dbrain could become an appealing offer for any AI companies looking to cut spend on creating reliable datasets without taking risks with security and quality.
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