AI for Fair Work Report

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we live. This change is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral. Instead, the ongoing development of AI systems presents us with both opportunities and threats that will emerge in different ways in different contexts. The collective challenge ahead of us is to ensure that our adoption of this new technology maximises the upsides and minimises the downsides. There has been much debate about what ethical principles should guide our collective response to AI in order to achieve this goal. However, the existing academic and policy discourses have largely failed to address an area in which AI is already having a transformative impact: the workplace. Deployments of AI systems in the labour process are affecting an ever-expanding number of people, but most extant ethical frameworks are inadequate to address how we should work with and alongside AI systems.

This report presents a set of ten Fair Work principles for AI that address this specific issue, developed through extensive tripartite consultation

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