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Inhuman Resources: Confronting the Fear of AI-Powered Hiring in 2022

Companies are using AI to screen and even interview job applicants. What happens when out-of-control algorithms are the human resources department?
Animated map shows U.S. states that enacted AI laws in 2021 and 2022.
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AI Regulations Proceed Locally: U.S. States Enact Laws Targeting AI

EPIC published a summary of AI-related laws that states and cities considered between January 2021 and August 2022.
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Standards for Hiring Algorithms: Met, Walmart, and more agree to hiring algorithm standards.

Some of the world’s largest corporations will use standardized criteria to evaluate AI systems that influence hiring and other personnel decisions.
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When Algorithms Manage Humans

Some delivery drivers fired by Amazon contend that the retailer’s automated management system played an unfair role in terminating their employment. Drivers in Amazon Flex, an Uber-like program that enables independent drivers to earn money delivering the company’s packages.
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Danke for the Interview

An independent test found flaws in AI systems designed to evaluate job applicants. MyInterview and Curious Thing, which automate job interviews, gave a candidate who spoke only in German high marks on English proficiency, according to MIT Technology Review.
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The Coming Crackdown

The European Union proposed sweeping restrictions on AI technologies and applications. The executive arm of the 27-nation EU published draft rules that aim to regulate, and in some cases ban, a range of AI systems.
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Who Audits the Auditors?

Auditing is a critical technique in the effort to build fair and equitable AI systems. But current auditing methods may not be up to the task. There’s no consensus on how AI should be audited, whether audits should be mandatory, and what to do with their results.
Screen captures of AI Incident Database, a searchable collection of reports on the technology’s missteps
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Cataloging AI Gone Wrong

A new database tracks failures of automated systems including machine learning models. The Partnership on AI, a nonprofit consortium of businesses and institutions, launched the AI Incident Database, a searchable collection of reports on the technology’s missteps.
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Giant Models Bankrupt Research

What if AI requires so much computation that it becomes unaffordable?The fear: Training ever more capable models will become too pricey for all but the richest corporations and government agencies. Rising costs will
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Limits on AI Job Interviews

As employers turn to AI to evaluate job applicants, a U.S. state imposed limits on how such tools can be used. The Illinois legislature passed the AI Video Act, which gives candidates a measure of control over how hiring managers collect and store video interviews.
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HR’s Robot Helper

For some college graduates, landing a first job means making a good impression on a chatbot. University guidance counselors around the U.S. are preparing students for interviews with AI-powered screening algorithms.
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Biased Data Trains Oppressive AI

Will biases in training data unwittingly turn AI into a tool for persecution? Bias encoded in software used by nominally objective institutions like, say, the justice or education systems will become impossible to root out.

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