Robots in the workplace requires employment law update says IBA

By 6 April 2017General

Artificial intelligence and other technology advances require a change in employment law according to the International Bar Association.

Its Global Employment Institute’s report says that technology such as AI is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws needed for an emerging workplace reality.

“Jobs at all levels in society presently undertaken by humans are at risk of being reassigned to robots or AI, and the legislation once in place to protect the rights of human workers may be no longer fit for purpose, in some cases,” commented Gerlind Wisskirchen, IBA GEI Vice Chair for Multinationals, who coordinated the report.

Wisskerchen said that governmental collaboration across borders may be necessary in some areas of law relating to AI and other automation.