Do you want to find out how AI is being used to track and monitor worker productivity in workplaces across America? AI tracks, monitors, and measures productivity in the workplace. Are you interested in finding out how it impacts workers’ happiness?
Imagine a future in which your employer uses artificial intelligence (AI) to incessantly track and score your work. Algorithms monitor your physical location, your keystrokes, and even your eye movements. They compute productivity metrics that determine your wage, retention, and promotion. What would be your reaction as a worker?
The objective of this project is to study the nature and pervasiveness of AI and algorithmic surveillance in the workplace. Students will work in small groups to identify which kinds of AI and algorithmic monitoring systems exist, how they operate, and how widely they have been deployed in workplaces across the United States.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?
|Level of collaboration
|Small group project (2-3 students)
|Research experience, Working closely with a professor
|Who is eligible
|All undergraduate students enrolled in ECO 498 Undergraduate Research
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.
ECO 498 Undergraduate Research, Future of Work, AI, Workplace Monitoring, Digital Surveillance, Economics