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Stephen Downes

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I have written before about the use of AI to screen applicants and make job offers. Already, "as many as four out of five American employers use some kind of automated technology to make employment decisions." This article has a good list of uses of AI in the hiring process. The pushback against this possibility is beginning. "Now in New York City, new legislation is being used to determine how much say AI can have in job applications." Europe's new law may also limit the use of AI in hiring. The concerns being raised include the perpetuation of bias, the unfairness of AI-based hiring decisions, and the lack of human oversight. At some point, though  it may be found that AI-based hiring is more fair and more effective than humans. What then?

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