Monday, August 24, 2015

That is SO last week

We’ve been talking potential bias in big data for some time now, and last week’s news was full of concerns about just that.  The New York Times Upshot Blog interviewed a Microsoft computer scientist on the subject; NBC News asked if resume-reviewing software can be as biased as hiring managers; and media outlets and industry groups continued to discuss the research from University of Utah, University of Arizona, and Haverford College suggesting that algorithms can be biased.  This news serves as a reminder to employers who are using this technology that bias can still play a role, and the EEOC is paying attention.
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Posted by Kate Bischoff