We know that Google is big into AI, but, it's also big into raters that help it hone and improve its search and services. Most of us here are familiar with the raters guidelines
[webmasterworld.com], but few know anything about the raters themselves.
ARS has some interesting research on the raters as a few have decided to speak out about their latest conditions.
The work isn't fun, necessarily, but raters do have a sense that they are doing something meaningful. "We actually do make a difference and we're integral to Google's main form of business," one said. Another said it was nice to have a job that involved thinking rather than just clicking. Google Raters Start to Speak Out Over a Cut in Hours [arstechnica.com]
However, according to ARS, on Monday, April 3, thousands of US raters received an e-mail from the subcontracting company that they can only work up to 26-hours per week, which was a pay cut to as much as 20% of its raters.
This is an extensive article which is more about employment than about rating sites, but it's still and well worth reading.