Talk Better About A.I.

Want to have informed and productive conversations about artificial intelligence, ones without breathless hype or apocalyptic predictions?

Join us on December 5 at 12pm ET for a session on smart practices for communicating about AI, both inside your organization and out in public.

Aspen Digital

Frontline A.I.

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.

The Challenge

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

As many as 64% of U.S. workers and 72% of manufacturing workers are exposed to technologies like A.I., robotics, and specialized software.

Center for Economic Studies

By 2030, it’s estimated that 20 million manufacturing jobs will be automated.

Oxford Economics

Our Approach

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:

All draft materials are current as of November 2, 2023, and subject to change.