Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Workers – Listening Sessions

Posted On: December 12, 2023

On Oct. 30, President Biden issued a landmark Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. This executive order advances the Biden-Harris administration’s comprehensive strategy for governing the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) safely and responsibly.

A key component of that strategy – especially the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) – is the commitment to supporting our nation’s workers. This commitment involves ensuring that workers not only benefit from AI’s opportunities, such as new jobs and improved job quality, but are also protected from its dangers, including job displacement, discrimination, undermining workers’ rights, and worsening job quality.

Like other technological advancements, AI will transform how many of us work. It holds enormous potential to enhance worker opportunities and prosperity and exacerbate inequity, bias, and job displacement. The Department of Labor is dedicated to ensuring that workers have a voice in the responsible development and use of AI in the workplace to expand opportunities and mitigate harm. Read the complete DOL blog entry at Making AI Work for Workers.

The DOL is eager to engage with employers, AI developers, unions, worker advocates, and researchers to inform these principles and best practices. To that end, they are launching a series of AI listening sessions to hear directly from you and learn from your experiences with AI.

They invite you to attend any of the following AI listening sessions. These listening sessions will be held in a virtual format and will have ASL and CART interpretation available.

To attend, please register online with the corresponding link.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET – A comprehensive and open-ended session. Register here.
  • Thursday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET – Focusing on hearing how AI developers and employers design and deploy AI in the workplace. Register here.
  • Friday, Dec. 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET – Focus on hearing how workers, unions, worker advocates, and AI researchers are considering the impact of AI in the workplace. Register here.