The Changing Work Centre – a joint research initiative from Community and the Fabian Society – is convening a new commission on workers and technology chaired by Yvette Cooper MP. The commission brings together business, trade union, professional and academic expertise to consider the impact of artificial intelligence, automation and other disruptive technologies on workers.
The aim of the commission is to take a ‘worker’s eye view’ of technology change in the workplace and especially the automation of existing job tasks. The commission will look in granular detail at case-study occupations and sectors to draw conclusions on what needs to happen to make new workplace technologies an opportunity not a threat for typical workers.
This event will act as a public launch for the commission, in addition to debating one of the key questions arising from technological change – should we fear the machines?