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Amazon scraps AI resume tool for bias

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It appears hiring that conforms to quotas requires the abandonment of all intelligence, traditional and, now, artificial.

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You have to understand how they trained the A.I. They fed it data about their hires over the years assuming they were good profiles. So if in the past they hired a bunch of white males then their down-select pools would naturally be mostly white males. So they were doomed to continue to repeat their hiring history. It doesn't mean the AI was selecting the best candidates. It merely was selecting the candidates that best fit their resume's to the AI selection criteria.

They likely could meet their goals by having different people select the down-selected resumes.

Hiring is a crapshoot unless you already know the people. That is why referrals get more attention. If you already know the people you will likely hire more of what you have. Hard to change the demographic that way.

 

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If it had been fed employee-performance-history data from it's previous selections, it probably wouldn't have only turned misogynistic, but racist also.

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