Programmes

Power

New technologies offer vast opportunities but the risks and rewards are not evenly shared. We’re working to ensure technological change reduces rather than exacerbates structural inequalities, creating safeguards to promote people’s equality, dignity and autonomy at work.

Automation affects different places and people in different ways; workplace technology can strip people of their autonomy and dignity; and the irresponsible use of data-driven technologies can amplify existing gender, socio-economic and race inequalities: these are just some of the ways technology can affect equality, dignity and autonomy at work. The IFOW’s Power programme works to ensure that technology is designed and deployed to promote equality, dignity and autonomy for everyone. This will spread benefits and counter growing asymmetries of power.

Mind the Gap: The Final Report of the Equality Task Force

Algorithms are increasingly used by governments and businesses to make 'automated', data-driven decisions which can have far-reaching consequences with little transparency, scrutiny or accountability.
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Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) presents risks to equality, potentially embedding bias and discrimination. Our cutting-edge research into AI in hiring found tools designed to prevent workplace inequality do not work...
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Equality Task Force

Our Equality Taskforce explores the adverse impacts of data-driven technologies and how to tackle them through the age of automation.
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Executive Briefing on an Accountability for Algorithms Act

Algorithms are increasingly used by governments and businesses to make ‘automated’, data-driven decisions which can have far-reaching consequences with little transparency, scrutiny or accountability.
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