Our ESRC-funded research aims to increase understanding of how digital technologies are changing work and the implications for employers, workers, job seekers and governments.
The political consequences of digital futures at work
7 June 2023
Bruno Palier and Zhen Im present findings from their work exploring the political consequences of the digital transformation of work.
From algorithmic fairness to algorithmic robustness and back
21 June 2023
Novi Quadrianto presents new research on developing machine learning models that are both algorithmically robust and fair.
Digitalization and the future of the welfare state
12 July 2023
How will digitalization transform not only social risks in health, education and the labour market—but also the means by which these risks are addressed?
Digit Innovation Fund Round 4 now open for applications
The Digit Innovation Fund supports innovative research projects that advance our understanding of how digital technologies are transforming work.
Digit researchers author new policy studies on jobs in quick commerce
Digit researchers have produced two new policy studies exploring work in the emerging quick commerce sector. The studies were commissioned by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Uni Europa.
Digit researchers contribute to OECD report on AI in manufacturing and finance
Digit researchers have contributed to a new OECD report examining the impact of AI on workplaces in the finance and manufacturing sectors.
Black, Brown and Asian cultural workers, creativity and activism: The ambivalence of digital self-branding practices
Francesca Sobande, David Hesmondhalgh and Anamik Saha (2023), The Sociological Review
Stepping stones or trapdoors? Paid and unpaid graduate internships in the creative sector
Wil Hunt and Peter Scott (2023), British Journal of Sociology in Education
From ‘making up’ professionals to epistemic colonialism: Digital health platforms in the Global South
Dimitra Petrakaki, Petros Chamakiotis and Daniel Curto-Millet (2023), Social Science & Medicine
Horses for Courses: Subject Differences in the Chances of Securing Different Types of Graduate Jobs in the UK
Wil Hunt, B. Baldauf and C. Lyonette (2023), Journal of Social Policy
ChatGPT: from Farce to Tragedy?
Simone Vannuccini argues that generative AI such as ChatGPT is a very powerful new tool, and yet it is just a tool.
What impact did Furlough Policies have on Workers’ Mental Health?
Ioulia Bessa on new research comparing the wellbeing of those who experienced reduced working hours, or who stopped work completely, with those who continued to work full-time.
How to make automation work for workers
David Spencer argues that if workers and society rather than big tech companies such as Amazon are to benefit from automation, they need to have a larger influence and stake in it.
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