More companies are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace, but how comfortable are the employers and employees with this new technology? It is very important for employers to understand both the risks and rewards that accompany this new trend. Corporate Counsel brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace.”
Utilizing AI can be efficient and cost effective. Employers are constantly finding new ways to handle tasks using this technology. However, it is not without its challenges.
In some cases, particularly those involving human resources, the use of AI may also bring with it the potential for implicit bias and disparate impact toward protected categories , particularly in the context of gender and age. In addition, if AI is not properly introduced into the workforce, it may foster concerns among employees that the company no longer values their work or cause anxiety about employee job security.
Melody K. Smith
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