The present wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) – the development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence – is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, according to the International Bar Association.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a fundamental impact on the global labour market in the next few years. This report discusses the legal, economic and business issues, such as changes in the future labour market and in company structures, impact on working time, remuneration and on the working environment, new forms of employment and the impact on labour relations.

Will intelligent algorithms and production robots lead to mass unemployment? This report uses examples to show how AI will change the world of work fundamentally. In addition to companies, employees, lawyers and society, educational systems and legislators are also facing the task of meeting the new challenges that result from constantly advancing technology.

The report is available here.