Workplace Best Practices for Using AI and Robots | Counseling Employers on the Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence and Robots in the Workplace
Richard Meneghello, Sarah Moore, and John Lai authored the articles "Workplace Best Practices for Using AI and Robots," published in Law360 and "Counseling Employers on the Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence and Robots in the Workplace" published in Lexis Practice Advisor that warn employers of the risks of using artificial intelligence to perform what was once human work functions.
“Thanks to recent technological advances, AI algorithms and robots are developing the sophistication to displace human employees, causing many employers to engage in mass layoffs and reductions in force. For instance, Goldman Sachs recently laid off nearly 600 equity traders whose work has largely been supplanted by automated trading programs and a team of computer engineers,” wrote the attorneys.
The authors note: “As employers continue to pursue disruptive technologies like AI and robotics that can reduce workforces, unions and employees will mount legal challenges in an effort to protect their positions. To ensure employers can implement these technologies with minimal repercussions you should assess their risks and liabilities and help them put together a strategic plan. Consider the following measures to avoid liability resulting from AI- and robotics-motivated layoffs.”