AI-spy >> The workplace of the future
at work is nothing new... As #ArtificialIntelligence
pushes beyond the tech industry, work could become fairer -- or more oppressive.
The McKinsey & Company Global Institute, a think-tank within a consultancy, reckons that just applying AI to marketing, sales and supply chains could create economic value, including profits and efficiencies, of $2.7trillion over the next 20 years. Google's boss has gone so far as to declare that AI will do more for humanity than fire or electricity.
Less familiar, but just as important, is how #AI
will transform the #workplace
. Using AI, managers and executives can gain extraordinary control over their employees. Amazon has patented a wristband that tracks the hand movements of warehouse workers and uses vibrations to nudge them into being more efficient. Workday crunches around 60 factors to predict which employees will leave. Humanyze, a startup, sells smart ID badges that can track employees around the office.
Some people are better placed than others to stop employers going too far. If your #skills
are in demand, you are more likely to be able to resist than if you are easy to replace.
#Privacy #FutureOfWork #Performance