Position Statement on the effect on the employment of ‘white-collar’ knowledge workers

Prafulla Sahu, Director-General, Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law


There has been a lot of furor over the loss of ‘knowledge workers jobs’. ML, or CX-based automated systems are capable to replace the #whitecollarjobs. But — we should not forget the #ClimateCrisis implications due to AI. How to understand it? Read our take below.

- Trends show the role of AI in its utility compartments to influence knowledge work jobs. This has been already taken on a basis by the 2017 McKinsey Study. Even the current reports by various research organizations prove the same, and we must not ignore them. Moreover, the role of ML and CX-oriented systems in the realm of AI will have a big role to influence the jobs of knowledge workers. Thus, it is important for us to realize that the pragmatic aspects of market economy-based employment will hurt (or at least influence) (1) data protection rights of both the data subjects & the employers and (2) the design of employment and skill development catered to human generations;

- Governments, NGOs and organizations must collaborate over suggesting and imparting solutions over changing the dynamics of the conventional and utility-based employment measures imparted to humans with an outlook of the long-term implications involving the technocratic use of artificial intelligence;

- Environmental implications will be in line to affect the ‘white-collar’ jobs, and thus it is required to take care on the same issue as well;

- Our Organization is open to cater solutions and help governments in suggestion with regards the issue of market economy-based employment;


Suggest us anything on our Position Statement of 27–12–19 at directorate@isail.in or abhivardhan@isail.in.

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