Keynote Speaker

Siddharth Suri

Keynote Title: Ghost Work: The Labor that Powers AI

Siddharth Suri is a computational social scientist whose research interests lie at the intersection of computer science, behavioral economics, and crowdsourcing. His early work analyzed the relationship between network topology and human behavior. More recently, Sid has studied the crowd workers who power many modern apps, websites, and artificial intelligence (AI) systems. This work culminated in a book he coauthored with Mary L. Gray titled Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass (May 2019). Sid earned his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. After that, Sid was a postdoctoral associate in the Computer Science department at Cornell University before moving to the Human & Social Dynamics group at Yahoo! Research. He was also was a founding member of Microsoft Research–New York City and recently joined the Adaptive Systems and Interaction group of Microsoft Research–AI.