Equality is at the heart of good work and social justice. It should be recognised as a guiding principle in technology design - and to shape a future of good work.
We develop ways to understand and prevent the adverse effects of cutting-edge workplace technologies on equality and fairness.
New data-driven technologies are capable of detecting and mitigating patterns of inequality with great precision. But automated systems can also embed past inequalities into future ways of working.
This spiral of decline is hard to reverse because the pace of technological change outstrips our ability to respond, meaning that business and policy makers are playing catch-up.
We must harness new capabilities to meet old and new challenges, making sure data-driven technologies are directed to promote equality, rather than supercharge inequalities. Technology must work for people, not against them.