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22.07.2024 - 04.11.2024

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The Data Workers Inquiry Speakers Series

Behind the glossy veneer of AI lies a hidden workforce of data workers who form the backbone of this technological revolution. In this series of events, data workers speak out about different aspects of their work.


The Data Workers’ Inquiry is a community-based research project in which data workers conduct research in their workplaces. In this pioneering initiative led by Weizenbaum Researcher Milagros Miceli and her team, data workers have produced a compelling array of firsthand accounts – from documentaries, to magazines, podcasts, essays and animations – which will serve as a repository for journalists, researchers, policymakers, as well as other data workers.

Join this speakers’ series, where each community researcher will present their inquiry. More Information about each event will follow shortly.

July 22

What does precarity look like for data workers?


English with captioning


Speakers: Yasser Alrayes, Roukaya Al Hammada, Wilington Shitawa, Adio Dinika

Moderation: Krystal Kauffman

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August 26

What grievances are specific to data work in Latin America?


Spanish with simultaneous English translation

Speakers: Oskarina Fuentes, Alex Chávez, Camilla Salim Wagner

Moderation: Milagros Miceli



September 9

What training do data workers need and what do they get instead?


English with captioning


Speakers: Fasica Gebrekidan, Anonymous Worker, Yasser Alrayes, Laurenz Sachenbacher

Moderator: Krystal Kauffman



September 23

What impact does content moderation have on workers’ mental health?


English with captioning


Speakers: Sakine Mohamadi Bozorg, Fasica Gebrekidan, Botlhokwa Ranta, Krystal Kauffman

Moderation: Milagros Miceli



October 7

Data work as a career? Professionalizing content moderation in Germany


German with simultaneous English translation

Speakers: Anonymous Data Worker, Milagros Miceli

Moderation: Laurenz Sachenbacher



November 4

Who else does data work?


English with captioning


Speakers: John López (WGA), Tadhg Mac Eoghain (Guerrilla Media Collective), Arte es Ética, Milagros Miceli

Moderation: Alex Hanna