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Karya builds high-quality training datasets for AI models, by employing rural Indians. Over the last 2 years, over 32,000 workers from rural communities in India have completed 35 million paid digital tasks for Karya’s clients, which includes companies like Google, Microsoft, Tesla, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Government of India. From building speech datasets in local Indic languages and doing RLHF-based tasks to improve LLM performance to annotating text, image and video datasets, Karya’s workers enable cutting-edge AI innovations across the world.

Most importantly, as Karya is an impact-focused organisation, we pay our workers a minimum wage of $5 per hour (over 20 times the Indian minimum wage), while still offering competitive prices to our clients. We invest in our workers’ well-being and our efforts to build the world’s first ethical data company were recently documented on the cover of the Time Magazine. At Karya, we aim to build the most inclusive and sustainable pathway out of poverty for rural Indians, by connecting them to high-paying digital tasks that they can do from the comfort of their homes.


Manu ChopraManu Chopra
Co-Founder & CEO

Vivek SeshadriVivek Seshadri
Co-Founder & CTO

Safiya HusainSafiya Husain
Co-Founder & Head of Research