How does artificial intelligence affect our work?

In order to shape the future of work and manage the use of artificial intelligence at the workplace, while considering the public interest, we need answers to basic questions.
The research project ai:conomics strives to deliver them.

Über das Projekt

Exploring and Shaping the Use of AI in the Working World Together

The change that artificial intelligence is bringing to our working world is multidimensional. The technology changes the tasks we face, work results and the way we work together. This change is already happening – we might as well take charge of it. Decisions can be made to ensure that this technology is used for the common good.
That requires the collaboration of a variety of stakeholders and a deep understanding of the alterations the use of artificial intelligence is bringing to the work environment. That is where the research project ai:conomics takes off.

Our goal is to deliver scientific outcomes informing decision makers, and enabling them to use artificial intelligence purposefully and ethically in the field of work. So that technological change leads to progress in social terms.

By combining scientific field experiments with a co-creative process design, ai:conomic wants to expand the basic knowledge on how AI changes our working world and affects employees. Furthermore, it wants to build a new scientific foundation for shaping the future of work and the use of AI in this specific context with a positive social impact.

To make this happen, answers to these and further research questions need to be found:

How does AI change the tasks and qualification profiles of occupational positions?

How does AI influence employee’s productivity and performance in a variety of different occupations?

How do members of staff perceive the use of ai and how do they react, e. g. regarding their wellbeing?

And what are the effects of a possible diffusion of AI on economic sectors and the labor market?



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