Billy Perrigo

Correspondent, TIME

Billy Perrigo is a tech correspondent at TIME magazine. He mostly writes about how artificial intelligence and social media platforms are reshaping our world. He broke the news that OpenAI used outsourced Kenyan workers earning less than $2 per hour to detoxify ChatGPT—work that left many of them traumatized. He was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2022 for his article Inside Facebook’s African Sweatshop. The details first revealed in that story are the basis of an ongoing lawsuit against Meta in Kenya, and preceded a successful vote to unionize by many of the affected workers.

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