December 10, 2018
Nita Farahany has detailed her fears artificial intelligence in the workplace could lead to the loss of jobs over employees thoughts. She revealed how more and more companies are looking into the idea of making electroencephalography (EEG) devices a compulsory part of their uniform. The wearable headset, which can be used to monitor alertness, productivity and mental state, is already being used in China.
Train drivers on the Beijing – Shanghai high-speed rail are required to wear the technology, and, according to some reports, in government-run factories in China, the employees are required to wear EEG sensors to monitor their productivity too.
Workers are even sent home if their brains show less-than-stellar concentration on their jobs or emotional agitation.
Ms Farahany fears the increasing number of worldwide interest in the technology could lead to people being fired just for their thoughts.
This article was posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:50 am