Adam S. Forman, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Detroit and Chicago offices, discusses potential risks of AI misuse at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Retail Law Summit.

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Karla Gilbride joined legal experts at NRF Retail Law Summit to discuss the unique legal challenges for retailers. …

AI’s benefits and risks

Adam Forman, who co-chairs the AI working group at Epstein Becker Green and conducted a separate session on implementing AI tools in the workplace, agreed that employers must exercise caution in using artificial intelligence.

“If you’re using this tool for a workplace-related reason, it’s critical to make sure you’ve taken the steps you’re required to take to safeguard your employees’ private data,” he said, citing another example.

Despite potential risks from misuse, Forman said AI offers a number of advantages, such as real-time captioning that can assist the hearing impaired, or real-time translation for workers whose native language is not English.

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