Duration: 1. 12. 2021 – 30. 11. 2022
Project reference: 62021-1-PL01-KA220-VET-000033223
Project website: www.baiproject.eu
We are facing a key period of economic and social transformation, which is largely defined by the emergence and progressive generalization of the use of robotics and artificial intelligence in the workplace. After an initial period of uncertainty, in which the fear of the disappearance of jobs that are replaced by robots, is becoming increasingly clear that this irreversible change also provides opportunities and changes in the labor market that must be understood to be seized.
The profile of the workers of the future requires the development of certain competences, among them: emotional intelligence, teamwork, adaptability, critical thinking and problem solving. But, in addition, the progressive incorporation of artificial intelligence to companies predicts, in a short-medium term, a disruption in labor relations, in which who conducts the job interview, decides the selection or dismissal of an employee is an artificial intelligence (as already happens in Amazon in the US). What skills and competencies allow you to understand these new work realities? Who is my new coworker and how do I interact with it? Recently the EC published the study THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORK: AND SKILLS IN THE DIGITAL AGE in which the disruptive nature of digital transformation was revealed, not only by modifying the way in which the work is carried out, but in the generation of new professions and in the modification of labor relations in which human beings have to interact with artificial intelligence and robots in a hitherto unknown way.
This new labour context demands from workers the capacity to adapt to new working methods, work organisation and tools. BAI project seeks to promote the understanding of the nature and extent of the changing working environments and to develop a training itinerary that allows active and future workers to cope with the new labor relations that arise from the emergence of robots and artificial intelligence at work. The main general objective is to support workers to develop the necessary skills to deal efficiently and satisfactorily with the challenges they pose.
- To provide European workers with the necessary knowledge to enable them to understand how the nature of work is changing and what are the current and expected short-medium term scenarios in which they will have to operate.
- To promote literacy in artificial intelligence and robotics, illustrating concrete examples from a diversity of sectors and jobs.
- To facilitate the development of non-cognitive skills that have been shown to be essential in new work environments.
- To raise awareness on the implications on the jobs and working relationships of the incorporation of artificial intelligence and robotics into the labour market from a transversal and multisectoral perspective.
The role of STEP Institute
STEP Institute is actively contributing to all of the outputs of the project. Aside from that, we are also in charge of the dissemination strategy.