Webinar "How do you lip-read a robot? AI-powered HR technology has a disability problem", 8 Nov 2022

This ILO Global Business and Disability Network webinar explored the unacknowledged risks to the world’s more than 1.3 billion persons with disabilities triggered by the fast-growing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered technology in the world of work.

Why do most leaders of the global ethical AI debate disregard the potential harm to more than 1.3 billion people with disabilities and to the hundreds of millions who will acquire a disability in time?

Will the HR cost savings generated by AI technology outweigh the potential damage to the life chances of so many?

How will surveillance technology take into account the employer’s need - and often legal obligation - to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who, because of a disability, perform their work and interact with technology in "non-standard" ways?

Is it true that it is the employer – not the developer - who is liable should a person with a disability be treated unfairly because the employer relied on AI technology?

Where is the evidence that a specific AI tool will not discriminate against candidates or colleagues with disabilities?

This webinar was moderated by Susan Scott-Parker, Founder "Disability Ethical? AI". Speakers were

00:12:35 Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities;
00:22:38 Phyllida Swift, CEO, Face Equality International;
00:30:25 Elias Apreko, Chair, Ghana Stammering Association;
00:39:19 Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility, Atos.

00:46:48 Moderated Q&As

International Sign interpretation and live captioning were provided.

Learn more about the ILO Global Business and Disability Network: http://www.businessanddisability.org/
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