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Automated hiring, including automated video interviews, raises concerns about employment discrimination and privacy. Workplace wellness programs and electronic workplace surveillance raise similar concerns.
Increasing Diversity in Innovation by Tracking Women, Minority, and Startups: Innovators that Patent and Supporting Experimentation in Inclusive Innovation
The Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success (SUCCESS) Act of 2018 requires the United States Patent Office (USPTO) to better support women, minorities, and veterans in innovation.
Automated hiring systems are not well understood. Hiring platforms can use proxies for gender and race to facilitate and conceal discrimination. Antidiscrimination law is not designed to address these new issues.
Algorithmic Bias? An Empirical Study of Apparent Gender-Based Discrimination in the Display of STEM Career Ads
The use of algorithms to make decisions can lead to bias; one algorithm displayed a “gender neutral” ad to more men than women. The algorithm was designed to be cost-effective; because advertisers pay more to display ads to young women, the ad was shown to fewer women.
Computers now make many decisions formerly made by humans. Procedures used to oversee human decision-makers cannot be applied to computers. This article describes technological tools to help developers design algorithms consistent with social goals.