VEKIAA - Responsible integration of AI assistants at the workplace

The project VEKIAA investigates how the workplace integration of digital assistants based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be done in the most responsible way possible.


Arbeiterkammer Wien (Digitalisierungsfonds Arbeit 4.0)





Following a participatory research approach for technology development based on the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), employees, their representatives, as well as other stakeholders get to know AI-assistant-technology in workshops and work out possible risks and potentials of assistants which are based on AI. The workshops’ central focus is on ethical considerations (e.g., questions about protection of data privacy) as well as aspects of equal opportunities (e.g., social inclusion through assistants based on AI) and will address the specific needs of employees. The project results will be summarized in a manual with concrete recommendations for employees and their representatives, policymakers in companies, legislation, and technology developers. A second publication will contain specific recommendations for the involvement of employees in digitization projects in companies.