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.

The Amazonia Era - The gigification of work

We are living through a new transformation of work. We are living in an Amazonian Era...
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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 and AI

To understand why equality is important in debates about the future of work we must understand how technology itself works and drives different outcomes for different groups.
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Promoting Equality through the age of automation

The Institute for the Future of Work Presents: Promoting equality through the age of automation.
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IFOW supports new union guidance on Data Protection

Prospect Union has published new guidance to help ensure members are involved and consulted about the use of personal data at 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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