Bias in Gig Platforms

Freelancers are multiculturals who do not want to be pigeon-holed. At Marmalade AI, a pre-seed startup, our basic idea was to create a virtual network. Why? Well, our watch word is to be “accurate, automatic, and appropriate.” Notice that does not include whether you actually know the person or not. That’s the old model. In the virtual approach, it’s not who you know anymore. When we set out to model tech freelancers (especially tech freelancers), one thing that quickly became apparent was that a person’s work and education background were sort of irrelevant....

January 14, 2022 · 2 min · Craig Fisk