Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Surveillance and Digital Control at Work

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Here Are (Newly Released) AI Tools That Will Blow Your Mind , Goodbye ChatGPT And Bard , Medium, Nitin Sharma: I bet you don’t know any of these tools. The demand for high-performance GPUs has skyrocketed as more and more individuals strive to build their own machine-learning models. Nvidia has capitalized on this AI hype, selling its products at an astounding rate. 

Honestly, there are numerous companies currently working on mind-blowing AI products. It’s true! As time goes on, more and more AI tools are being unleashed into the market. In fact, just this week, I delved deep into the world of AI tools, searching for the absolute best ones that would be incredibly useful for my audience. 

That’s precisely why this post came to be. I’m excited to share with you a handpicked selection of the finest AI tools that have recently hit the scene. Once you give them a try, get ready to have your mind blown! [Note: I wasn’t compensated to write this piece by any of these tools. In other words, I don’t receive any payment from their founders. 

There is no affiliate link, and most of these are free to use upto a certain limit.] With that said, let’s learn about some of the best AI tools that can help you…”

State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report – “This annual report represents the collective voice of the global employee. In this year’s report, we examine the global rise in employees who are thriving at work, even as worker stress remains at a record high. Although employee engagement is rising, the majority of the world’s workers are still quiet quitting. An improving job market may encourage those workers to quit for real.

Surveillance and Digital Control at Work

A research project on the datafication of work with a focus on Europe – Data collection is becoming ubiquitous, including at work. Systems that constantly record data about activities and behaviors in the workplace can quickly turn into devices for extensive monitoring and control, deeply affecting the rights and freedoms of employees. Opportunities and risks are not distributed equally. While employers optimize their business processes, workers are being rated, ranked, pressured and disciplined. Companies use this recorded data to monitor behavior, assess performance and, increasingly, to direct tasks, manage workers and make automated decisions about them. The project examines and maps how companies use personal data on (and against) employees. Based on previous German-language research, it investigates and documents systems and technologies that process personal data in the workplace and identifies key developments and issues relevant to worker rights. The project, which is described in more detail here, results in a series of case studies and research reports, which are published online over the course of 2023 and 2024 below.

  • Surveillance and Algorithmic Control in the Call Center. A case study on contact and service center software, automated management and outsourced work (52 pages, May 2023) – This project follows up on previous research on surveillance and digital control at work that focused on German-speaking countries, which was carried out by Cracked Labs between 2019 and 2021 and which resulted in a comprehensive German-language report, a web publication and a report on research based on interviews with work councils in Austria.”