The New Future of Work is an initiative dedicated to creating solutions for a future of work that is meaningful, productive, and equitable. It began during the pandemic in response to an urgent need to understand remote work practices. When many people returned to the office, the focus shifted to supporting the hybrid work transition. Work practices are changing once again but this time the driver is technology. As such, the New Future of Work Initiative has entered a new chapter – artificial intelligence.
AI models, and specifically foundation models, have reached a watershed in power and maturity. The pandemic significantly accelerated the digital transformation and the pace at which work-related data is generated. Combined with the significant advances in AI and AI machinery, technology has an unprecedented opportunity to transform the way people work. Given the enormous potential of new AI systems, commonly referred to as generative AI, we must work together to ensure the technology is deployed in a privacy-preserving, responsible, and equitable way.
This site features research from the initiative that has been published in peer-reviewed scientific venues, as well as resources to help you navigate a rapidly changing work environment and thrive in the age of AI. Check back for new findings on how AI is advancing and impacting productivity, people, organizations, and society.
AI and the New Future of Work – Call for Proposals
In this episode of Possible, Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger sat down with Jaime Teevan, Chief Scientist at Microsoft. Leading the New Future of Work Initiative, Jaime explores how everything from AI to hybrid work changes the way people get things done.
Microsoft New Future of Work Report 2022
This report summarizes important research developments related to hybrid work. It highlights themes that have recently emerged and brings to the fore older research that has become newly relevant. Our hope is that the report will facilitate knowledge sharing across the research community and among those who track research related to work and productivity.
WorkLab is a Microsoft site that builds on the research here to deliver stories and science-based insights on how to connect more, create more, and unlock ingenuity. It includes pieces on performance in the age of AI and how generative AI will transfrom work.