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AI-spy: The workplace of the future

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The Hive Sheung Wan

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Artificial intelligence is spreading beyond the technology sector, with big consequences for companies, workers and consumers. For example, Johnson & Johnson, a consumer-goods firm, and Accenture, a consultancy, use AI to sort through job applications and pick the best candidates. AI helps Caesars, a casino and hotel group, guess customers’ likely spending and offer personalised promotions to draw them in.

Using AI, managers can gain extraordinary control over their employees. Amazon has patented a wristband that tracks the hand movements of warehouse workers and uses vibrations to nudge them into being more efficient. Workday, a software firm, crunches around 60 factors to predict which employees will leave. Humanyze, a startup, sells smart ID badges that can track employees around the office and reveal how well they interact with colleagues.

Instead of relying on gut instinct and rough estimates, cleverer and speedier AI-powered predictions promise to make businesses much more efficient. Google’s boss has gone so far as to declare that AI will do more for humanity than fire or electricity.

But is it something we should welcome? Are we coming to 1984 Big Brother scenario? Shall we set boundaries where to use and not to use AI tech?

Join upcoming meeting of The Economist Club in Hong Kong to discuss "AI-spy: The workplace of the future", which will be on Thu, April 26th, 19:15-20:30 at The Hive Sheung Wan (33-35 Hillier Street).

The discussion will be based on the following articles from The Economist magazine, that's why it is important to read and reflect upon them before joining the meeting:



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Fee: it's free to attend, yet we would buy a drink as a courtesy to the venue.

Meeting Format:
First we meet and introduce ourselves. After sharing our initial thoughts on the topic, we begin a free-flowing discussion for about an hour before splitting into sub-groups of 3-5 people for more detailed discussions. Questions, new paths for discussions, personal experience, and opinions are highly encouraged. We conclude the event with everyone sharing their takeaways on the subject.

Disclaimer:
The Economist Club is a community of The Economist magazine readers, enthusiasts and curious people. The Economist Club is not affiliated with The Economist Group or any of its subsidiary. Events are organized by the group of passionate volunteers.

For detailed theme and article details please refer to The Economist Club's event page (link).

See you there and thanks for being with The Economist Club.

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