Bojan Stojkovski: From Bulgaria, Connecting Refugees to Remote AI Jobs around the World
25/05/2021 – 10:16
“A Bulgarian startup has found remote work in the AI industry for hundreds of refugees in the Balkans and the Middle East. Two years into the Syrian war, in 2013, Shyar Ali fled his native Aleppo, ending up in a refugee camp in Iraq where he worked as a labourer to make ends meet. Life was hard, the 22-year-old recalled.
His luck began to change, however, in early 2019, when Ali stumbled upon ‘Humans In The Loop’, HITL, a Bulgaria-based social enterprise that links refugees, asylum seekers and others displaced by conflict with work opportunities in the growing industry of artificial intelligence, or AI.”