• Why it's totally unsurprising that Amazon's recruitment AI was biased against women

    8 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Amazon abandoned a project to build an AI recruitment tool, which engineers found was discriminating against female candidates.
    Dr Sandra Wachter, an AI researcher at Oxford University, told Business Insider that the gender bias was hardly surprising.
    You feed an AI with garbage and it will spit garbage out, she said. In Amazon's case, the machine may have reflected the fact that the historical data it was being fed was predominantly male résumés.
    Nonetheless, Wachter believes algorithms could become better decision-making tools than humans.
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