Negotiating Governance and Control Over AI-Bosses at Work – Position Paper Presented at OECD Network of Experts on Artificial Intelligence (One AI)

3 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2020

Date Written: February 22, 2020

Abstract

This short position paper was presented at the Meeting of the OECD Network of Experts on Artificial Intelligence (ONE AI) held in Paris on 26-27 February 2020. It argues that public and collective governance, including through collective bargaining, is urgently needed to prevent the most invasive uses of Artificial Intelligence and algorithmic management and surveillance over workers. Tools such as GPS-based wearable devices that monitor workers' position at the workplace and collect data on particularly private information, including workers' heartbeats and emotional status call for immediate action from regulators and social partners. Surveillance practices should be limited to indispensable cases and transparency of data collection and processes should be safeguarded, also to rule out the many possible discriminatory consequences of management-by-algorithm.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Management by Algorithms, Algorithmic Discrimination, Workplace Surveillance, Fundamental Labour Rights, Digitalisation, People Analytics, Big Data

JEL Classification: J23, J42, J51, J58

Suggested Citation

De Stefano, Valerio, Negotiating Governance and Control Over AI-Bosses at Work – Position Paper Presented at OECD Network of Experts on Artificial Intelligence (One AI) (February 22, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3542831 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3542831

Valerio De Stefano (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law ( email )

Tiensestraat 41
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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