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BCLT Law & Tech Speaker Series: “The Quantified Worker” by Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join BCLT for a special presentation featuring Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa in Room 100 from 1-2 PM on October 3rd. The abstract for Professor Ajunwa’s important new book “The Quantified Worker: Law and Technology in the Modern Workplace” can be found below. This event is open to the entire Berkeley Law community—faculty, staff, alumni, and students are all welcome to attend. Learn more about Professor Ajunwa’s book below and RSVP today!
BCLT Faculty Director, Catherine Fisk, will be joining Professor Ajunwa for this talk in a fireside chat to discuss the book and related topics further.
Lunch will be provided.
Book abstract: The information revolution has ushered in a data-driven reorganization of the workplace. Big data and AI are used to surveil workers and shift risk. Workplace wellness programs appraise our health. Personality job tests calibrate our mental state. The monitoring of social media and surveillance of the workplace measure our social behavior. With rich historical sources and contemporary examples, The Quantified Worker explores how the workforce science of today goes far beyond increasing efficiency and threatens to erase individual personhood. With exhaustive detail, Ifeoma Ajunwa shows how different forms of worker quantification are enabled, facilitated, and driven by technological advances. Timely and eye-opening, The Quantified Worker advocates for changes in the law that will mitigate the ill effects of the modern workplace.
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