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AI for worker management: is worker safety and health considered?

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Digitalisation is transforming the workplace, making AI-based Worker Management (AIWM) technologies a priority area for occupational safety and health (OSH).

Our latest paper investigates the relationship between AI and evolving management dynamics at work, using patent data to analyse AI -based management technologies, their intended functions and integration across sectors and the potential new risks to workers’ safety and health.

Advocating for the strategic oversight of AIWM technologies, it shows that only a marginal fraction of such technologies patented aimed at improving worker wellbeing and it highlights that OSH considerations must be integral to their design and implementation process.

Read the discussion paper here.

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