“It is inconceivable that the deployment of artificial intelligence will take place without public debate and without evaluation of its impact on our work” | EUROtoday

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Lhe pleasure across the new era of synthetic intelligence (AI), generative AI, maintained by tech multinationals, should provide the chance to query the problems linked to this acceleration of technical progress. They are social, financial, moral, democratic, and query the very mannequin of its improvement with regard to its environmental impression. Do we want AI in all places, and for what? Do we need to rely upon AI in finishing up our missions? What are the boundaries of its improvement?

Far from asking these questions, the federal government, with its Artificial Intelligence Commission, printed, on March 13, a report containing 25 suggestions in order that “France can benefit from this technological revolution”. Its suggestions are accompanied by budgets of a number of billion euros which, unsurprisingly, will go into the pockets of personal corporations, with out conditioning the general public assist paid and with out offering ensures for employees and residents.

By partaking the nation “even faster and even further” in digital and “without regulation”, as Bruno Le Maire introduced on September 19, 2023, the federal government is liberating itself from any debate, which is however essential to introduce such know-how able to reshaping our societies. For CGT engineers, executives, researchers and technicians, the design, implementation situations and use of AI units require an actual societal debate. This would even be a possibility to revitalize our democracy, by placing social relations and collective bargaining, which have been left at half-mast, on the middle of the problems. Democracy can’t be decreed with 49.3. It wants its middleman our bodies and its unions to exist.

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Work, in all its dimensions, sheds mild on the topics to be addressed to answer social and environmental challenges, and constitutes a robust lever for guiding and greatest supporting human developments. It is by mobilizing these new applied sciences that we can assure the ecological transition and guarantee social progress. Digital, with all its variations (AI, linked objects, blockchain, RFID chips [de l’anglais Radio Frequency Identification]and many others.) makes it attainable to acquire traceability of firm exercise on the social and environmental situations of producing providers and manufactured merchandise.

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