Amazon scraps 'sexist AI' recruitment tool

Bias in machine learning can be a problem even for companies with plenty of experience with AI, like Amazon. According to a report from Reuters, the e-commerce giant had to scrap an internal project that was trying to use AI to vet job applications after the software consistently downgraded female candidates. Because AI systems learn to make decisions by looking at historical data they often perpetuate existing biases. In this case, that bias was the male-dominated working environment of the tech world. According to Reuters, Amazon’s program penalized applicants who attended all-women’s colleges, as well as any resumes that contained the word “women’s” (as might appear in the phrase “women’s chess club”). The team behind the project... Continue reading…

Amazon scraps 'sexist AI' recruitment tool

Members of the team working on the system said it effectively taught itself that male candidates were preferable

Thu 11 Oct 18 from The Independent

Amazon reportedly scraps internal AI recruiting tool that was biased against women

Bias in machine learning can be a problem even for companies with plenty of experience with AI, like Amazon. According to a report from Reuters, the e-commerce giant had to scrap ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from The Verge

Amazon scrapped 'sexist AI' tool

Reuters claims that a secret AI recruitment tool was abandoned after it showed bias towards men.

Wed 10 Oct 18 from BBC Technology

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

Amazon.com Inc's machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

Amazon’s hiring AI may have weeded out women: Report

Bias in artificial intelligence is real. Artificial intelligence is slowly becoming the first round of Human Resources departments everywhere. To increase efficiency in the recruitment process, ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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