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Managed by an Algorithm? The rise of ‘on-demand working’ and the ‘Gig Economy’

Monday, 31 October 2016
14:00 - 16:00
Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

In partnership with the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, we are supporting a series of seminars which will explore how Big Data is reshaping the worlds of work, production and employment. We will analyse whether the promise of 'on-demand' production and automated logistics drives the agenda for the 'big data' economy; explore the expanding role of the algorithms in task allocation and performance management for the quantified workplace as well as the impact of device proliferation, ubiquitous connectivity and the rise of social media on surveillance and profiling of employees.

Each seminar will have a specific focus. This second seminar will be lead by Dr Ala'a Shehabi, Senior Researcher at The Work Foundation and Valerio de Stefano from Bocconi University in Milan. It will explore how the impact and implications of digital platforms on working practices and will examine the implications of digitally-enabled "on-demand working" for labour rights and social policy.

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In partnership with the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, we are supporting a series of seminars which will explore how Big Data is reshaping the worlds of work, production and employment. We will analyse whether the promise of 'on-demand' production and automated logistics drives the agenda for the 'big data' economy; explore the expanding role of the algorithms in task allocation and performance management for the quantified workplace as well as the impact of device proliferation, ubiquitous connectivity and the rise of social media on surveillance and profiling of employees.

Each seminar will have a specific focus. 

In partnership with the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, we are supporting a series of seminars which will explore how Big Data is reshaping the worlds of work, production and employment. We will analyse whether the promise of 'on-demand' production and automated logistics drives the agenda for the 'big data' economy; explore the expanding role of the algorithms in task allocation and performance management for the quantified workplace as well as the impact of device proliferation, ubiquitous connectivity and the rise of social media on surveillance and profiling of employees.

Each seminar will have a specific focus. 

In partnership with the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, we are supporting a series of seminars which will explore how Big Data is reshaping the worlds of work, production and employment. We will analyse whether the promise of 'on-demand' production and automated logistics drives the agenda for the 'big data' economy; explore the expanding role of the algorithms in task allocation and performance management for the quantified workplace as well as the impact of device proliferation, ubiquitous connectivity and the rise of social media on surveillance and profiling of employees.

Each seminar will have a specific focus. 

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