Want to understand what an AI Tutor does and why? Read here

by Mindrift Team

Mar 4, 2024

Roles and more

Artificial intelligence isn't just a driver for high-tech industries anymore. While it's still a core part of sophisticated industries like autonomous cars, intelligent devices, and robots, AI is rapidly changing business processes and our daily lives. What's particularly intriguing, or alarming, is the rapidly evolving human-like behavior of generative AI models. They answer questions, generate ideas, and communicate almost like people.

Many professionals see this progress as a threat to their careers. Copywriters, translators, editors, and other people who work with text view the rise of Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT as a negative trend for the labor market.

However, the trend is not entirely negative. LLMs are a disruptive force, but they introduce opportunities for professionals to showcase their talent in new ways. Since any AI model is only as good as the data it is trained on, it takes more than engineers and data scientists to build these models — they need AI Tutors who can share their expertise, writing skills, and in-depth knowledge. AI Tutors also ensure that LLMs do more than just mimic human behavior by providing the guidance these models need to become helpful, ethical, and trustworthy.

The AI Tutor role has recently emerged alongside the rise of large language model development. These trained specialists write sample texts used to train neural networks. Most commonly, the work is done remotely by part-time freelancers with a variety of skill sets.

Whether you're a skilled copywriter or have experience in STEM, coding, medicine, natural sciences, humanities, or other fields, Mindrift offers three roles tailored to your interests:

  • AI Tutor – Writer: Ideal for talented copywriters seeking diverse topics and projects.

  • AI Tutor – Domain Expert: Suited for seasoned professionals in scientific and professional fields such as physicists, chemists, computer scientists, historians, lawyers, and others who want to contribute to advanced AI models for applications in these domains.

  • AI Tutor – Expert Annotator: Perfect for individuals without specialized knowledge or extensive writing experience. They handle tasks like preparing training data, controlling quality, and creating instructions for other tutors. This role provides an opportunity to learn about AI while freelancing.

Ideally, you should be an eager learner who adapts to unfamiliar topics with ease, and be able to follow elaborate instructions and guidelines. How does this differ from other part-time jobs? Let's explore.

It's 100% remote

All the AI Tutor needs is a laptop, a reliable internet connection, and the desire to change the world with the help of artificial intelligence. The freedom to work from anywhere, anytime is yours — simply choose a time and place that works best for you and embark on your new freelance journey. One-time project or steady freelance work

One-time project or steady freelance work

Participation in AI training can range from short-term projects in specific domains (e.g., STEM, medical sciences, humanities) to regular engagement in new projects. What sets this apart from traditional freelancing is the diversity of topics and projects available. Unlike many freelancers who stick to a couple of fields with long-term clients, AI Tutors can easily transition from one project to another. Day-to-day tasks can vary — let's say today you create prompts for an AI model or suggest good responses and next week you are fact-checking the model's replies.

No experience is necessary

This new role doesn't require a Machine Learning degree or expertise in writing for AI. Familiarity with models and algorithms is not a must-have either. However, continual learning is welcomed. Every AI Tutor is supported by a mentor who helps you grow and shares resources to enhance your experience and guide you in handling complex cases.

At Mindrift we support the community of like-minded people who want to try freelancing, so we don't want freelancers feeling lonely on their journey. AI Tutors are assigned to small teams with a dedicated team lead who creates a comfortable space for project-related communication, feedback, and mutual support.

Becoming an AI Tutor

While a bachelor's degree is often a must, you don't need any IT background to be successful in an AI Tutor role. Technical background is only necessary for niche projects requiring knowledge of computer science. This opportunity is open to people with diverse educational and professional experience and cultural backgrounds.

Mindrift's AI Tutors are:

  • Students seeking flexible part-time or remote work opportunities

  • Stay-at-home professionals leveraging their expertise to earn extra income while freelancing

  • Specialists taking career breaks who seek meaningful and intellectually stimulating activities

  • Non-technical professionals who want to contribute to AI projects and shape the future of education and communication

I want to be an AI Tutor!

To become a pioneer in AI training, follow these steps:

  1. Go to mindrift.ai

  2. Choose the role that aligns best with your skills and interests — Writer, Domain Expert, or Expert Annotator.

  3. Fill out the form and don't forget to attach your resume. We want to see your previous wins to match you with the most suitable projects.

  4. That's it! The Mindrift HR team will reach out to you with a test task and guide you through the next steps.

Explore a new way to apply your knowledge and skills while earning extra income. Even if you choose a different path after a few projects with Mindrift, it's still a valuable addition to your resume. With the number and variety of projects growing daily on the platform, there's a high chance of returning for new challenges. Mindrift is here for you anytime.

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by Mindrift Team