(Aatay , Paatay and Khatay at their favourite place – evening time)
Aatay: This job of maintaining the computers at the DataEntryOffice is really tedious man. I mean I have to go there like every day now-a-days for maintaining the computers. A large company like that having those many computers could have trained their employees to take care of the minor computer problems. Anyways the pay is good and I love working with computers. Guess it’s alright.
Paatay: Man you were at my office to repair the computer and you didn’t even try and meet me. That’s no good okay.
Aatay: You work in the ‘Special room’ and the problem today with the computer was of ‘not so special room’ and we are not allowed anywhere without permission so I did not dare to meet you.
Paatay: You could have called me, I could have come out to meet you. Anyways it’s alright.
Khatay: Hey Paatay, how long has it been since you started working for the DataEntryOffice.
Paatay: It’s been more than a year, why?
Khatay: Because I also would like to work there. Do you think I am qualified enough for the job?
Paatay: Yeah man. I guess you are good enough. Your English is good and you’ve also passed the bachelors, so you can apply online and see if you get the job or not.
Aatay: Hey what is that you really do there. I mean what is your job?
Paatay: Our task is to collect data and enter it into a database. We have like more than a dozen projects and for every project , the method and tools used to enter data is different. But they do train us and we start mining data as soon as we are ready. And a person can be only in two projects at the max.
Khatay: That looks simple enough for me.
Paatay: No it’s not as simple as it looks. First of all, every employee must make sure that the data entered is valid. And we have to enter the data in the stipulated time. We have to use our brain to the max to make sure that data entered is valid and without errors.
Aatay: Sounds dull. Do you think your work is good enough for you to stick with it. I mean what is data entry important for. Just filling up the blanks and submitting.
Khatay: Hey don’t be so harsh okay. I am also about to apply for the same job.
Paatay: Okay. Let me explain why the data entry is not a dull job and why is it important. First of all according to our Dee, the data that we mined is important not only for recording the data in digital format but also for various research needs. The data we mined can be used in any sector, be it business, political, educational, government, social , health . Think of any sector and I can make you understand that the data that we are mining is useful there too. Man, we guys at DataEntryOffice are doing our best to do something that is important to overall mankind. And you think it’s a dull job.
Aatay: okay man. I was just kidding. I know the importance of having relevant data and I also know today in the world of technology it is the basis for many tasks. I mean it can really help out if one knows how to use it.
Khatay: Okay man. I will apply tonight and see if I get the job okay.
(After A Week)
(Aatay, Paatay, and Khatay at their favourite place – evening time.)
Aatay: So Khatay, now that you have a job at the DataEntryOffice, how is everything going on?
Khatay: It’s good my friend. But I think that getting so little for the task we do is not fair. I mean , that guy ‘Goray’ was saying that If we have direct contact with the client then we would be able to earn more. The problem is that I don’t know who the client is.
Paatay: I can not help you guys to find the details of client. All the data processing work are done in the ‘Community’ room on the ‘Master server’ .The Master server is in the restricted area and we can’t log into the Server because it’s always protected with the password key. And we are really not allowed to step in the Master server room. But sometimes we do bend some rules by entering that room and try on some of our passwords with the server. But our passwords never worked.
Aatay: If I got to get into that room and have my hands on that Master server for a few minutes I can decrypt the password. But I am a computer maintenance guy only I am not called to the DataEntryOffice until there’s some problem with the computer. So I can’t help you guys with that.
Paatay: I think I can help you with that. You would be called to the DataEntryOffice tomorrow If I am right.
(Next day evening)
(Aatay, Paatay, and Khatay at their favourite place.)
Khatay: So how did it go at the office today? I mean do you got the name of the client to whom the collected data is send to? You were able to hack the Master server right?
Aatay: Yes, really a tough nut to crack. But you don’t know me that well.
Paatay: So any idea about getting directly connected to the client.
Aatay: I got the details of the client but the matter is very confusing.
Paatay: Now what is confusing?
Aatay: The processing of the data and the data that is being sent to the client is confusing.
Khatay: Can you explain that in more detail.
Aatay: All the data are collected in the Master server. The data after being saved are then compared to the ‘AI bots’ of different versions. And the data being sent to the client is only the test results of the comparison of the data that we collected versus the data collected by the Artificial Intelligence bots. Our data is never sent. Only the test result of the comparison of our data collected versus the data collected by AI bots is sent to the client. Man, this is too confusing for me man.
Paatay: Maybe they send their data via another Server. That’s why you didn’t get the full result.
Aatay: No I checked all the connected Servers and they are all there as a storage device only. The processing is done on the Master server and the only details they send to the client is something like H1>AI1, H1<AI01, H2<AI1, H2<AI01. So confusing.
Paatay: If you tell me the details of the clients of our DataEntryOffice then maybe I can find out about it.
Aatay: I already got that out. The client to whom our DataEntryOffice sends the data is a company which is in production of software which has intelligence similar to humans.
Paatay: You mean to say that we are just used as a lab mouse against the AI bots. All they did is compare who can perform the same task with more accuracy and speed, we or the Artificial Intelligence bots they are developing.
Aatay: Yes guys, all I understand today was that the data is used only as a system that could define who can do the same work better. It’s a race against Artificial Intelligence bots and Us. Got to keep self smart , very very smart otherwise , no can say when they might replace us in our DataEntryOffice.
Khatay: Then all the talks we did about our work being a part of big system, affecting lives in a good way, all that talks we did was just fake. Our task is of no importance. We are just being paid just as a competitor to Artificial Intelligence Bots. Our task is really of no importace.
Paatay: Hey man, maybe the task that we are doing and the company for which we are doing the task is of importance. Maybe we have to start to make ourself better than the Articial Intelligence Bots. Maybe Aatay didn’t got the full details of the client because he couldn’t hack the Master server and is just playing with our minds. But hey guys! we are being paid and we got a job. So is there anything that we can do except for talking about our jobs?
Khatay: Weed is the secret of our energy.
Aatay: Okay guys I’m in.
Paatay: Me too.
Khatay: Me three.