The Ethical AI Supply Chain: Purpose-Built for Impact

We believe that connecting people to dignified digital work and paying them living wages can solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges—from reducing poverty, to empowering women, and mitigating climate change.

Driving Measurable Change

Sama is driving an ethical AI supply chain that meaningfully improves employment and income outcomes for those with the greatest barriers to work.
Give Work, Not Aid

Sama has provided worker training programs to increase economic opportunity for more than 13,000 people from underserved communities. Through this work we've impacted more than 58,000 workers and their dependents.

Upskilling for Long-Term Career Development

Through our training programs, our data training experts build machine learning, digital and soft skills to ensure long-term success. Learn more about how training and job experience at Sama leads to proven impact in this White Paper detailing findings from MIT’s Randomized Control Trial.

Advocating for an Ethical AI Supply Chain

We work with industry leaders and organizations including Partnership on AI, the Ethical AI Governance Group and the Haas Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership to advocate for more ethical AI.

Aligned With UN Sustainable Development Goals

Created as part of a resolution passed by the UN General Assembly, Agenda 2030, the SDGs are designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. We contribute to and measure progress against the following SDGs: #1 No Poverty, #5 Gender Equality, #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, #10 Reduced Inequalities #13 Climate Action.

The First AI Company to Receive B Corp Certification

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to serve as a force for good. B Corps are accelerating a global cultural shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Sama is one of the only AI companies with B Corp Certification, named Best for the World 2021 in the Workers area. Learn more about our journey toward becoming a Certified B Corporation in the blog post below.

Proven, Verifiable Impact

We rigorously and continuously assess the impact of Sama on our workforce and communities. In addition to our internal assessments, our impact has been proven in a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) led by MIT and Innovations for Poverty Action. This study showed that Sama’s impact-focused model makes a difference by providing significantly higher long term employment rates and earnings.

Helping decision makers make ethical AI choices

Partnership on AI (PAI) is a multistakeholder organization that brings together academics, researchers, civil society organizations, companies building and using AI technology, and other groups working to better understand AI's lasting impacts.

In fall of 2020, Sama participated in the five-week series of Responsible Sourcing workshops held by PAI, to help establish a set of strategic recommendations for their whitepaper, Responsible Sourcing of Data Enrichment Services. Read the PAI whitepaper below to learn more about the working conditions of data enrichment professionals, and what can be done to establish a more ethical AI supply chain.

"Sama’s openness to evaluate the impact of their programs with the rigor of a randomized control trial was refreshing and shows that they're a leader in the movement toward ethical practices within the AI industry."

David Atkin, Professor of Economics at MIT


Responsibly-Sourced, High-Quality Annotated Data

For over a decade, hundreds of organizations have relied on Sama to deliver secure, high-quality training data and model validation for machine learning. Learn more about how Sama can help you establish a more ethical AI supply chain below.