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Promise and Perils of Using AI for Hiring: Guard Against Data Bias 


The US Equal Opportunity Commission is charged to enforce federal laws that prohibit discrimination against job applicants, including from AI models. (Credit: EEOC) 
By AI Trends Staff  
While AI in hiring is now widely used for writing job descriptions, screening candidates, and automating interviews, it poses a risk of wide discrimination if not implemented carefully. 
Keith Sonderling, Commissioner, US Equal Opportunity Commission
That was the message from Keith Sonderling, Commissioner with the US Equal Opportunity Commision, speaking at the AI World Government event held live and virtually in Alexandria, Va., last week. Sonderling is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit discrimination against job applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.   
“The thought that AI would become mainstream in HR departments was closer to science fiction two year ago, but the pandemic has accelerated the rate at which AI is being used by employers,” he said. “Virtual recruiting is now here to stay.”  
It’s a busy time for HR professionals. “The great re …

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