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Home / News and Insights / Press / AI will ‘harm workers’ without strict rules, TUC warns

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned that while Artificial Intelligence may be transformational in the workplace, without strict and transparent regulations, it may harm workers and limit rights.

As Artificial Intelligence programmes and chatbots, such as Chat GPT, grow in popularity, investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that up to 300 million jobs could be either lost or degraded.

In an article for Tech Monitor, partner Nicholas Le Riche highlights the need for updates to employment law to accommodate the impact of AI on the workforce.

‘Transparency over the use of AI at work is key and since it can be used to determine whether someone gets a job or keeps their job, there are likely to be calls for regulations to ensure that workers have to consent, or at least be consulted with, before its introduction.

‘Similarly, there may need to be legislation that ensures that AI is not the sole decision maker but is always overseen by a human manager who can correct any mistakes or possible bias. The government seems willing to only provide guidance on the use of AI currently but as AI becomes more and more part of our working lives, it’s unlikely to be too long before something more concrete is needed.’

The article is available to read in full on the Tech Monitor website.

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