This short article looks at the link between the lack of diversity in the AI workforce and the bias against ethnic minorities within financial services – the “new danger of ‘bias in, bias out’”.
This article explains how make-up can be used both as a way to evade facial recognition systems, but also as an art form.
Machine Bias – There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals and it’s biased against blacks
This is an article detailing a software which is used to predict the likelihood of recurring criminality. It uses case studies to demonstrate the racial bias prevalent in the software used to predict the ‘risk’ of further crimes. Even for a similar crime, a white criminal would be much more likely to be judged low-risk. […]
A New Jersey man was accused of shoplifting and trying to hit an officer with a car. He is the third known black man to be wrongfully arrested based on face recognition.
There is data which predicts that the introduction of AI into the financial system will bring with it increased racial bias and discrimination. Through a case study of mortgage applications, this article shows how bias might be introduced to AI systems by either 1. bias within historical data, and 2. inherent biases of AI programmers […]
This article argues that leading AI ethics researchers, such as Timnit Gebru, are often promised total academic freedom when recruited or interviewed for in-house roles at technology companies. However, internal roadblocks, lack of employee diversity, and hierarchical issues limit the impact of this research which aims to promote equity, fairness, and accountability in AI products. […]
An article about HireVue’s “AI-driven assessments”. More than 100 employers now use the system, including Hilton and Unilever, and more than a million job seekers have been analysed.
Commercial AI recruitment systems cannot always be trusted to be effective in doing what the vendors say they do. The technical capabilities this type of software offers could be exaggerated. For some of these tools, the statistical bar is low and the correlations they draw just have to be, on average, a bit better than […]
Many current AI tools for recruiting have flaws, but they can be addressed. The beauty of AI is that we can design it to meet certain beneficial specifications. A movement among AI practitioners like OpenAI and the Future of Life Institute is already putting forth a set of design principles for making AI ethical and […]
Rights group files federal complaint against AI-hiring firm HireVue, citing ‘unfair and deceptive’ practices
HireVue’s “AI-driven assessments,” which more than 100 employers have used on over one million job candidates, use video interviews to analyse hundreds of thousands of data points related to a person’s speaking voice, word selection and facial movements. The system then creates a computer-generated estimate of the candidates’ skills and behaviours and potential fit for […]