International Labour Organization
Assessing the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machines in Unemployment and Reducing Job Security with Special Reference to Multinational Corporations(MNCs)
In recent years, there have been rapid technological advancements as a result of which computers, formerly confined within screens and monitors, are now quickly encroaching on areas previously manually operated. Therefore, emerging improvements in artificial intelligence, cybernetics, and software engineering pose a serious threat to job markets- particularly ones reliant on manual labour. Additionally, MNCs, often viewed as monopolies that exploit the labour force, play a critical role in mediating manpower and machinery.
The ILO, having brought together over 187 member states since 1919, sets labour standards, institutes policies, and establishes programmes to support decent employment. And today it convenes again to discuss these issues. Should AI be regulated to strike a balance between technological growth and job security? Should MNCs be controlled to promote the growth of local and indigenous industries? Make your choice, delegates, before a machine makes it for you.