The Good Robot

Karen Levy on Worker Surveillance and the US Trucking Industry

July 04, 2023 Dr Kerry McInerney and Dr Eleanor Drage
The Good Robot
Karen Levy on Worker Surveillance and the US Trucking Industry
Show Notes

In this episode we chat to Karen Levy, Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University and author of Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance. Karen is an expert in the changing face of long distance driving - she spent ten years doing research with truck drivers. So she’s been looking at how surveillance and automation are changing what it means to be a  trucker in the USA. We talk about how truckers are responding to new AI technologies monitoring their behaviour, and what the future holds for the trucking industry. We recorded this a while ago so it’s an audio-only episode.