Advanced automation will reshape global production as we know it. As the manufacturing industry considers using new technologies, we provide tools and resources to ensure companies make the most of their investments in innovation by keeping worker well-being front and center.
Some companies look at emerging technologies as a silver bullet for all of their workforce challenges. Yet, the hasty deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) can do more harm than good.
What are some of these negative impacts?
Risks due to reduced human oversight
Deskilled workers, higher churn, and institutional brain drain
Intensified talent shortages due to the new and changing skill sets
Aspen Digital’s forthcoming Frontline AI Guide for Manufacturers will counsel employers on how to deploy technology in a way that improves job quality, increases retention and recruitment, and protects the bottom line.
Drawing from the collaborative insights of manufacturing companies, labor groups, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and technology providers, we provide practical steps for enhancing worker autonomy while adapting to technological advancements.
We bring together plant managers, labor representatives, and upskilling experts to develop our guide – and engaging senior leaders from across industry, government, and civil society to align manufacturing around collective action.
The work is still underway, but in the spirit of transparency, we’re glad to share draft resources from this effort: