Artificial Intelligence, Biometric Surveillance and the Global Workplace

This workshop examines the impact of emotional AI (EAI) on the global workplace (on-site, hybrid, gig, and platform), to understand how to create ethical, human-centric, and dignity-enhancing forms of work practices and governance. The workshop has fourth main goals. First, to understand the determinants of technological trust and risk perception of workers toward a new technologically mediated work situation.

Second, to cultivate a nuanced understanding of the importance of cultural diversity in AI ethics by exploring the epistemological and ontological dimensions of emotion-sensing technologies. Third, to flesh out potential best practices so that these systems support rather than exploit workers. Fourth, to encourage discussion and engagement with PhD students and early career researchers at Catania University.