Data science, artificial intelligence and the futures of work

 This review was commissioned by The Alan Turing Institute for the purpose of informing the Institute’s research strategy aiming to further data science and artificial intelligence research to address real-world problems.

The changing nature and organisation of work and its diverse impacts on societies will need to be understood through not just best practice applied to new topics, but also emerging research approaches and themes rooted in data science and artificial intelligence, such as machine learning, robotics and network science. As the future of work quickly becomes the present, there is an urgent need for scholarship that attempts to understand how to make our new world of work sustainable, equitable and just.