Professor Mirbabaie addresses in a recent publication the usage of AI in enterprises, which is necessary to foster collaboration within human-machine teams and assist employees with work-related tasks. Together with his co-authors he revealed that introducing AI may negatively impact employees’ identifications with their jobs as AI is expected to fundamentally change workplaces and professions, feeding into individuals’ fears of being replaced. To broaden the understanding of the AI identity threat, this study identifies three central predictors for AI identity threat in the workplace: changes to work, loss of status position, and AI identity predicting AI identity threat in the workplace.
Mirbabaie, M., Brünker, F., Möllmann (Frick), N.R.J. et al. The rise of artificial intelligence – understanding the AI identity threat at the workplace. Electron Markets (2021).