The Rise of AI
We believe the rise of Artificial Intelligence will become the single largest engine for job creation experienced in our generation.
Most importantly we believe that these jobs can be meaningful and dignified, while raising the standard of living for all.
At Alegion, we’re not satisfied with just imagining that kind of world. We’re working hard to make it happen.
AI needs humans
We understand how AI really works. And it doesn’t work at all without help from humans.
We have put many thousands of people to work, around the world, training AI software to exhibit human judgement. They add human insight to the data that trains our clients’ algorithms. During testing, they show AI models what they’ve gotten wrong. And as far out as we can see, production AI systems will require human assistance when it comes to the new and unexpected.
We believe that human interaction in AI training will be one of the fundamental working roles in the near future.
A Path for Human Improvement
We put people to work using our own AI platform. Our platform makes it easy for us to steer workers into areas where they have aptitude and are productive.
At the same time, we provide people with on-demand training and skill improvement paths. These efforts empower workers to continuously improve themselves, and immediately recognize the value of their training investment.
We’re collaborating with non-profit organizations (NGOs), governments, and other Impact-focused businesses to build a global tapestry of impact centers.
These centers are located physically close to disenfranchised workforces and serve as both community work centers and remote worker training centers. At this time, we have established centers in Malaysia and Egypt, where thousands of people use our platform to prepare ML training data and oversee model testing.
We hope to have more than 50 standalone impact centers by the end of 2020.
The nation of Malaysia wants to improve the lives of its citizens who fall below the 40th income percentile. Alegion has partnered with the Malaysian government to retarget public support payments to this population as digital economy job training. We’ve committed to give the Malaysian data specialists $2 of work for every $1 the government spends on training. To date we have trained thousands of Malaysians, and they are now preparing training data and overseeing model testing for our Fortune 1000 clients.
US Impact Centers
Our heart for people begins in our home country.
Many of our clients require US-based data specialists due to higher risk sensitivity or regulatory mandate. In response to this demand, we’ve partnered with US based non-profits to create job training and fulfillment centers just as we do overseas.
We have partnered with veterans’ organizations to employ vets with PTSD or who otherwise struggle to thrive in a typical workplace. We also work with US non-profits that specialize in placing adults on the autism spectrum or other special needs. Not surprisingly, these data specialists can often surpass the performance expected of general employee, creating significant value to customer.
Create an Alegion Impact Center
We’re honored to play a role in defining the workplace and the nature of work in this new economy.
And we are always looking for new impact partners to work with.
If your organization meets these criteria, we will want to partner with you.
Does your organization have a local physical footprint, (including leadership and facilities) in close proximity to a disenfranchised workforce?
Do you have a specific and demonstrable heart for the people in that area?
Advance Your Mission
Would creating employment opportunities for people within that area serve to advance your non-profit mission or vision?
We work hard to ensure that Alegion Impact Centers create meaningful, dignified, and gainful opportunities. We will not permit any form of worker exploitation. We will take a hard look at your proposal, and will consider localized wages, overhead allowances, and many other factors as part of our scrutiny.
If you would like to collaborate with Alegion on an Impact Center, please contact Troy Stringfield, Alegion’s Director of Impact, at email@example.com.