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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has launched a new AI task force and is calling for new legislation to safeguard workers’ rights and to make sure Artificial Intelligence (AI) benefits all. 

It is putting together a group of specialists with the aim of drafting and publishing an ‘AI and Employment Bill’ in early 2024. The TUC will then lobby for it to become law. Areas to be covered are likely to include:

  • A legal duty for employers to consult trade unions on the use of “high risk” and intrusive forms of AI in the workplace.
  • A legal right for all workers to have a human review of decisions made by AI systems so they can challenge decisions that are unfair and discriminatory.
  • Amendments to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and Equality Act 2010 to guard against discriminatory algorithms.

The TUC is worried that, without legislation, the UK will increasingly lag behind other countries in its regulation of AI. The EU, and other countries, have already drafted specific legislation to properly regulate AI at work.

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