The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is warning that huge gaps exist in British law over the use of artificial intelligence (AI) at work, which will lead to discrimination and unfair treatment of.
Asays the rapid expansion of AI at work is outpacing existing employment law.
“This is a fork in the road,” said the TUC’s general secretary, Frances O’Grady. “AI at work could be used to improve productivity and working lives. But it is already used to make life-changing decisions about people at work – like who gets hired and fired. Without fair rules, the use of AI ateconomy,” he added.
“Every worker must have the right to have AI decisions reviewed by a. And workplace AI must be harnessed for good – not to set punishing targets and rob workers of their dignity,” said Grady.
The report’s authors, Allen and Masters, stated jointly: “The TUC is right to call for urgentto ensure that workers and companies can enjoy AI’s benefits. Used properly, AI can of work for good. Used in the wrong way, it can be exceptionally dangerous. “Workplace AI must be harnessed for good – not to set punishing targets and rob workers of their dignity.”
Fran.ces O’Grady, TUC
“There are currently huge gaps in Britishregulating AI at work. They must be plugged in quickly to stop workers from being discriminated against and mistreated.
“Already, importantby machines. The legal system needs to guarantee accountability, transparency, and accuracy through our proposed carefully crafted legal reforms. Clear red lines dehumanized.”
The 115-page report,, says that unless urgent new legal protections are implemented, workers will become increasingly vulnerable and powerless to challenge inhuman forms of .
The authors use a working definition of AI as “the science of making machines smart”, a phrase. At its core is the idea that machines might be like humans, only faster, better, and more reliably.
The TUC calls on technology companies, employers, and the government to support a new set of legal reforms for theat work.
It wants these reforms to include a legal duty on employers to consult tradeof AI in the workplace and a legal right for all workers to have a human review of decisions made by AI systems so they can challenge decisions that are unfair and discriminatory.
It is also demanding amendments to the(UK GDPR) and Equality Act to guard against biased algorithms, as well as a legal right to “switch off” from work so people can create “communication-free” time in their lives.
In the report, the authors state: “It might be thought that these new technologies would be liberating for workers, and in some ways, they can be. But … new technologies are encroaching significantly on workers’ private spheres over and above the proper professional andlimits. Increased digitization, through AI and other forms of technology, contributes to an ‘always-on’ culture in which employees are never . There is a growing sense that employers are increasingly expecting their workforce always to be easily contactable.”