What we do

Shifting power

Technology is driving big shifts in power and challenging traditional forms of workplace accountability. This brings new risks, but there are also new opportunities to design and use technology better. New models of business and technology ecosystems are often built without considering the risks and impacts on work and people. We are centring on good work as a means of countering this imbalance, addressing power asymmetries and filling accountability gaps.


New models of work

We are exploring the impacts of technology on good work and building new safeguards and accountability mechanisms to promote good work.

Responsible technology

We are forefronting impacts on good work to help build a responsible technology ecosystem, spreading benefits and minimising risks.

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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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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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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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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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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