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Neurodiversity Emerges as a Skill in Artificial Intelligence Work

Jordan Wright goes from grocery bagger to inspecting satellite photos — ‘this is the best opportunity I’ve got in my life’

Jordan Wright outlines a Russian Tupolev Tu-160 bomber, at the Enabled Intelligence headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

Jordan Wright outlines a Russian Tupolev Tu-160 bomber, at the Enabled Intelligence headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

Photographer: Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg

Staring closely at the screen, Jordan Wright deftly picks out a barely distinguishable shape with his mouse, bringing to life a stark blue outline from a blur of overexposed features.

It’s a process similar to the automated tests that teach computers to distinguish humans from machines, by asking someone to identify traffic lights or stop signs in a picture known as a Captcha.