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Data privacy and transparency in data usage

 We will continue to produce more and more data that need to be protected. How algorithms use these data in decision-making and task control will affect workers, employers, and clients alike.

Equity and access

Increasing use of technology in decision-making may exacerbate diverging trajectories within society and provide unequal opportunities.

A new contract for workers and employers

Traditional work schedules will break down, office arrangement and use will be optimized as a new balance of onsite and remote workers is reached, and benefits packages will change as on-demand and task-oriented work increases.

Broader societal considerations

Changes in the structure of work brought on by technological change will affect far more than the workplace. It will change how and when we spend our free time, the structure of our family life, the educational choices we make, and how we relate to one another and ourselves.

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