AI as an Emancipatory Technology: Smart Hand Tools for Skilled Trade Workers Collier, Chelsea Lassiter, Tina Fleischmann, Kenneth Greenberg, Sherri R. Longoria, Raul G. Chinchali, Sandeep 2023-12-26T18:50:14Z 2023-12-26T18:50:14Z 2024-01-03
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-7-1
dc.identifier.other 1861fd63-cd48-4364-94c2-028943fe6b04
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject IS for Social Good and Ills: Implications for Research, Practice, and Policy
dc.subject ai
dc.subject blockchain
dc.subject emancipatory technology
dc.subject skilled trade workers
dc.subject smart hand tools
dc.title AI as an Emancipatory Technology: Smart Hand Tools for Skilled Trade Workers
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dcterms.abstract For skilled trade workers who use tools to do their work, technological innovation has often resulted in subjugation at the hand of their employers. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) introduce the possibility of a new dynamic. While most of the hype around AI has focused on its potential to automate tasks and eliminate jobs, the intersection of AI and data cooperatives could allow for the development of smart hand tools that support and empower, rather than subjugate or replace, skilled trade workers. This paper explores smart hand tools as an emancipatory technology (ET) through interviews with supervisors of skilled trade workers employed by a municipal government. This paper responds to the call for additional research on how AI will influence work and workers and suggests that technology can enable skilled trade workers with new levels of agency.
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