Uganda refugees make money by training AI

Nov 22, 2018, 5:48 AM EST

Life in refugee camps is grim. People who have lost their hearth and home, fleeing violence and conflicts at their places, are vulnerable not only to physical and emotional hardships but stifling finances as well. A U.S. nonprofit, REFUNITE, has come with an innovative solution to help refugees recover while contributing to the field of artificial intelligence.

The nonprofit has developed an app, LevelApp, which lets refugees label AI-training data with their smartphones and make nearly $20 a day in the process, notes Futurism.

Such a symbiotic model that benefits both the technology and the refugees is a “win-win” as companies can bring down costs while people can earn cash and acquire digital skills which they can take back home to rebuild their lives, writes Voice of America.