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Gina Neff speaks at a TUC conference on the implications of AI in the workplace

08:30 to 12:30 BST

Tuesday , 18 Apr 2023


What is it like being managed by AI? What is the impact of AI in different sectors of work, like health, education and the creative arts?

As what has become known as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ unfolds, how will legislators, regulators and policy makers respond?

The TUC is bringing together unions, politicians, regulators, think tanks, lawyers, technologists and employers to explore these questions and share ideas about how we can ensure that everyone benefits from advances in technology at work.

Join us for breakfast at the TUC’s Congress House, and then spend a morning in our Council Chamber for a lively discussion between some of the leading thinkers in the AI space.

In this fast-moving context of data reform, the AI White Paper, the EU AI Act, and ground-breaking technological developments like ChatGPT and DALL-E, there will be plenty to consider.

The TUC will also launch a TUC Education e-learning programme on AI at work.

Event programme:

8.30 – 9.00: Breakfast and registration

9.00 – 9.10: Welcome address from Kate Bell, TUC assistant general secretary

9.10 – 10.00:  The governance of AI at work: what does the future hold and how can we ensure that everyone benefits from the use of AI?

Chaired by Kate Bell (TUC) with David Davis MP, Chi Onwurah MP, Renate Samson (Ada Lovelace Institute), Robert Bancroft (EHRC).

10.00 -10.50: When AI is the Boss: what does this mean for workers, unions and employers?

Chaired by Anna Thomas (Institute for the Future of Work) with Robin Allen KC (Cloisters/AI Law Consultancy), Andrew Pakes (Prospect), Gina Neff (Minderoo) and Neil Ross (TechUK).

10.50 – 11.10: Break and coffee

11.10 -12.00: The AI revolution in education, the performing arts and the public sector

Chaired by Mary Towers (TUC) with Sonja Hall (NASUWT), Liam Budd (Equity), Christina Colclough (TheWhyNotLab), and Kam Gill (TUC).

12.00 – 12.30: Networking and sandwich lunch