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A study into the effectiveness of a New York City law targeting bias in AI hiring algorithms has found the legislation is largely ineffective. New York City Local Law 144 (LL144) was passed in 2021, came into effect as on January 1 last year and has been enforced as of July 2023. The law requires employers using automated …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Intrinsic bias in AI hiring algorithms /s

    Ah so, sui generis and ipse dixit; there's intrinsic bias in AI hiring algorithms because they're created by white people, who are all racist /s

    1. Sora2566 Bronze badge

      Re: Intrinsic bias in AI hiring algorithms /s

      More like "because they are trained on mostly white people, because that's who live in Silicon Valley".

      1. t245t Silver badge
        Alien

        Re: Intrinsic bias in AI hiring algorithms /s

        > More like "because they are trained on mostly white people, because that's who live in Silicon Valley".

        And white software developers are somehow different than their black brethren - how?

  2. Paul Crawford Silver badge

    Simpler, if AI is used in hiring in any manner - then the AI decision process has to be provided to the candidate.

    If they can't explain why it took the decision, they should not be using it.

    1. Mike 137 Silver badge

      @Paul Crawford

      I entirely agree. The AI will inevitably favour the most conventional (average) candiate, but in many roles that's likely to be the least effective at actually performing the function. Einstein and Turing wouldn't get past first selection. But actually, in my experience that's the basis the majority of human recruiters have used for ages, so it's the culture that has to change first.

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