“Without an explicit intention to develop and use artificial intelligence toward enhancing the livelihoods of all of us, it will accelerate and reinforce the most unequal power dynamics in our society. These Guidelines reflect the field’s current best thinking on evaluating whether a particular use enhances shared prosperity or fuels wealth concentration off the backs of working people. We hope to use these Guidelines together with workers to evaluate corporate employer practices and fight for better working conditions.”

United for Respect

“AI has enormous potential to change how we work and–like any powerful technology—must be deployed responsibly and incorporate feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders. We welcome the Guidelines as an important step in ensuring AI benefits all of humanity, and we are pleased to work with PAI to help refine and operationalize these guidelines to help ensure that everyone can share in the economic prosperity unleashed by new AI technologies.”

Pamela Mishkin

Policy Staff Member, OpenAI

“I highly recommend the Guidelines for AI and Shared Prosperity for AI developers and deployers. It’s our responsibility to assess the economic and job quality impacts of our innovations. With these tools, we can make well-informed choices and avoid causing more harm than good.”

Anton Korinek

Professor of Economics, University of Virginia

“Developing AI that genuinely complements workers and improves business processes is a difficult challenge we’ve been working hard on at Intel. The Guidelines for AI and Shared Prosperity are a helpful resource on that journey. I’m glad to have guided their development and look forward to helping test the Guidelines—I encourage leaders and researchers at other AI companies to join this effort.”

Lama Nachman

Intel Fellow & Director, Anticipatory Computing Lab, Intel

“Our decisions about how to develop, use, and govern AI will reshape our society and determine who benefits and who is left behind. PAI’s strong research, stakeholder engagement, and practical guidelines are all essential tools for policymakers, developers, and companies adopting these technologies, to ensure that they truly complement human effort. We can build a world that balances productivity with opportunity.”

Arturo Franco

Senior Vice President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

“A just society would not allow AI systems to degrade job quality and wages for the most marginalized workers in the name of greater efficiency and growth that benefits the already-prosperous. I applaud PAI’s Guidelines for AI and Shared Prosperity for prioritizing the needs of workers with the least power to protect themselves from AI harms. The Guidelines are a crucial resource for policymakers, civil society, labor organizers, and anyone else interested in ensuring AI creates equitable outcomes for all workers.”

Sarah Treuhaft

Senior Director of Policy and Partnerships, Institute on Race, Power, and Political Economy

“I’m delighted that the Shared Prosperity Guidelines include recommendations for “AI using organizations” in addition to “AI creating organizations”. Companies deploying AI systems make essential choices that determine the impact of AI on jobs and workers, and these Guidelines provide a new and much-needed resource for responsible AI governance and decision making.”

Dunstan Allison-Hope

Vice President, Business for Social Responsibility

“A future of work that embraces technology as a tool for equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth depends upon efforts like PAI’s Guidelines for AI and Shared Prosperity. The initiative’s worker-centered foundation provides a powerful tool for trade unions and other advocates to understand the promises and risks of AI, engage in meaningful dialogue with those who develop and disseminate it, and harness its power on behalf of labor.”

Deborah Greenfield

Former Deputy Director-General for Policy, International Labour Organization

“Without swift and careful action, artificial intelligence may cause substantial harms to workers around the globe. I welcome the release of PAI’s Guidelines for AI & Shared Prosperity, and appreciate their focus on ensuring AI will have positive impacts for all workers, including workers in low- and middle-income countries. The Guidelines are an essential tool for any AI-developing or AI-using company, and offer helpful guidance for policymakers, workers, unions, and civil society around the world.”

Grace Mutung’u

Centre for Intellectual Property & Information Technology at Strathmore University

“When I look at the PAI recommendations targeted at the people building and deploying AI, I can’t help but think, when was the last time corporations chose to do the right thing over the most profitable thing? This question has led me to the history books, looking for examples of how corporations have been forced to adopt fairness and safety procedures that diminish their profits.”

Andrew Kortina

Co-founder, Venmo & fin.com

“Today, over 60% of the workforce globally and over 90% of the workforce in the Global South countries is in the informal economy. These workers generally form the bottom and the lower-middle sector of the global value chains where the risks are concentrated. Emerging technologies like AI are going to have maximum effect on the jobs of these workers—displacing them, pushing them out of the workforce, making their existing skills redundant. These Guidelines will serve as an important tool for these poor informal sector workers and their organizations to prepare them for the upcoming impacts of AI and help build their resilience against the changing world of work.”

Reema Nanavaty

Director, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

New technological and AI tools in the workplace are having an undeniable impact on workers and industries, from low-wage gig work to creative industries like film and journalism. However, the public discourse has been dominated by stories of the inevitability of technology. Not enough attention has been placed on the decisions that went into getting us to this point, namely, who gets to reap the benefits and who assumes the risks? The Guidelines for AI and Shared Prosperity offer an opportunity for all stakeholders to make transparent how those risks and benefits are allocated, and reflect upon or even change those decisions—this is how we have a real dialogue about the benefits of AI.”

Aiha Nguyen

Program Director, Labor Futures Initiative Data & Society Research Institute

“The Partnership on AI has done an outstanding job developing these important recommendations for how we as a society should deploy AI so that it can benefit all. These practical and commonsense guidelines for developers of AI, impacted companies and workers, and policy makers, are an important step towards ensuring true shared prosperity.”

Rahul Panicker

Head of Product, Robotics Applications, Intrinsic