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The Future of Unpaid Work: AI's Potential to Transform Unpaid Domestic Work in the UK and Japan

Principal Investigator
NAGASE Nobuko
Affiliation
Faculty of Core Research Human Science Division, Ochanomizu University
Job Title
Professor
Research and Development Period
January 2020 to March 2023

Project Outline

The future of unpaid household and care work has received little research attention. This is in spite of the fact that unpaid work occupies substantial amounts of time across genders and age groups: This project will introduce unpaid domestic work into the discussion of AI's potential to influence the future of labour. Our goal is to make realistic predictions as to whether and how AI powered technology will replace or facilitate human work in multiple domestic tasks. We will go beyond purely technological criteria and analyse relevant economic factors (affordability of technology) and social factors (acceptability of machines performing different tasks in the domestic context). Based on these dimensions we will build realistic simulations of the future of unpaid work and use them to evaluate the social consequences of automation in UK and Japan.

Investigators

NAGASE Nobuko

(Principal Investigator)

Faculty of Core Research Human Science Division, Ochanomizu University

Professor

OHTA Yuji

Faculty of Core Research Natural Science Division, Ochanomizu University

Professor

ITO Takatoshi

Faculty of Core Research Natural Science Division, Ochanomizu University

Professor

OMORI Yoshiaki

Faculty of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University

Professor

USUI Emiko

Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi Universty

Associate Professor

MATSUKURA Rikiya

College of Economics, Nihon University

Associate Professor

FUKUDA Setsuya

Department of Research Planning and Coordination, National Institute of Population and Social Security Reserach

Senior Researcher

TAKEZAWA Junko

Department of Research Planning and Coordination, National Institute of Population and Social Security Reseach

Senior Researcher

SATO Itaru

Department of Theoretical Social Security Research, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research

Senior Researcher

NAGAMACHI Rieko

Department of Economics, Ottemon Gakuin University

Associate Professor

Participating and Cooperating Organizations

Ochanomizu University

Yokohama National University

Hitotsubashi University

Nihon University

National Institute of Population and Social Security Research

Ottemon Gakuin University