Scientist: Aida Ponce del Castillo

ESMH expert Aida Ponce del CastilloAida Ponce Del Castillo is a lawyer by training and holds a PhD in Law. She has been working at the Foresight Unit of European Trade Union Institute in Brussels for 13 years, researching the legal, ethical and regulatory issues of emerging technologies, such as nanotechnologies and AI, and other data-driven technologies, with a focus on work and employment issues. She is a member of the OECD’s Working Party “Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies” and she is the former Coordinator of the Workers’ Interest Group at the Advisory Committee of Safety and Health to the European Commission.

Man working near drawing son at home

The (digital) future of work in the post-Covid-19 era

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digitalization and the adoption of new technologies that are having a profound effect on the way we work. It has highlighted the urgent need to protect workers’ rights and to adopt measures that ensure inclusive growth and close the digital divide.

Man working near drawing son at home

An expert’s opinion: An interview with Aida Ponce del Castillo on the impacts of remote working on employees

Aida Ponce del Castillo, senior researcher at the Foresight Unit of European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels, has been assessing the legal, ethical and regulatory issues of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, focussing on their impact on work and employment. In this interview she voices concerns about the speed of adoption of surveillance ...