Is AI the New HR? Protecting Civil Rights at Work

Mar 11, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Is AI the New HR? Protecting Civil Rights at Work, Mar 11, 2023

People generally recognize that social media, shopping, and streaming websites make automated recommendations. But many are unaware that very similar technology has proliferated into work. These automated systems, including artificial intelligence (AI), impact who sees job ads, gets recruited, is interviewed, succeeds in an interview, and ultimately gets hired. On the job, automated systems may determine compensation, promotion and termination. While tech is revolutionizing the nature of work, it also may perpetuate historical discrimination or create new race, gender, age and disability biases. This panel gathers experts to explore how AI and automated tech is being used to determine who gets and keeps a job, how discriminatory bias can creep into these systems and how to prevent it.

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Charlotte A. Burrows

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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Manish Raghavan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Alexandra Reeve Givens

Center for Democracy & Technology

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Hilke Schellmann

New York University

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