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Can Bots Discriminate? - New Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted hiring practices can lead to employment discrimination

An article by National Public Radio titled “Can bots discriminate? It’s a big question as companies use AI for hiring” looks into questions raised by the use of new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. As more and larger employers use this technology to help with hiring, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal agencies are looking to prevent discrimination from happening. The article discusses how resume scanners, chatbots, and video interviews may cause bias and how it may be hard for individuals to know they’ve been discriminated against.