In the article 'AI tracks your every move and tells your boss if you're slacking' (New Scientist [online edition], 30 January 2017),
Just because I do not agree with the Al technology, does not mean that company´s do not need this technology. The technology has helped companies flag out those employees who are slacking. Companies need some kind of security to minimize crime in companies. And as much as this is good for companies, it should be done in a way that respects employees’ privacy. Privacy is important to everyone, including the boss him or herself.
Al can be good for the but not for the employee, that is my privacy. Me personally think that when a boss comes to the point of hiring someone to work for them that means that they have fully put their trust in the employee because employing someone is about qualification and trust as other necessities follow for example dressing.
Yes, it destroys the employees´ privacy and not only that, I do not think one can do a good job if they feel like they are being watched. For example, I have a friend who works at one of these big companies in Sweden and I guess she uses one of the Al track your moves to keep an eye on her employees and my friend had been showed pictures twice of what she is doing wrong on the store. Note, “what she is doing wrong”. Why not showed what she does right? And all she has to think about every time she goes to work is that she is being watched. In short terms, I think that the Al technology abuses the privacy and integrity of the employee.
As Denis mentioned in his article “An automated system that flags suspected usage or downloads of file, or access to areas is very useful for military, intelligence agencies, or companies with sensitive data”. I can pretty much agree on that fact than having the technology under a normal work environment. It is just hurtful to employees as it can be hurtful to the boss him or herself when they start losing employees.
It is a good for high places such as military, government but not in normal working environment and if it is only and only used for productivity as mentioned in the article then that is okay. Other than that, it decreases trust, loyalty.