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The future of work in the digital era

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This is the subject of the special report in Issue 16 of HesaMag, the magazine on occupational safety and health published by the ETUI.

It is a fact that can hardly be disputed: digital technologies are in the process of radically changing not only our working conditions but also our relationship to work. The convergence of increasingly high-performance hardware and powerful algorithms is giving birth to start-ups nearly everywhere. These much-vaunted platforms are demonstrating impressive ability to adapt and get around the constraints which are placed on their path. They are able to establish a completely unequal balance of power with their “partners”. 

In manufacturing industry, high-tech equipment conceived for the leisure industry (smart glasses, augmented reality apps, etc.) is gradually appearing, and a new generation of so-called “collaborative”, “learning” or even “smart” robots. 

The intellectual professions do not escape this trend. Platforms (them again!) offer the services of programmers, translators, writers, legal advisers, etc. to clients throughout the world.

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