Thursday, October 11, 2018

Amazon Scraps Secret AI Recruiting Tool

What's the big deal? It's not like half the potential job candidates on the planet would be affected by this. Wait... 😏

But by 2015, the company realized its new system was not rating candidates for software developer jobs and other technical posts in a gender-neutral way. That is because Amazon’s computer models were trained to vet applicants by observing patterns in resumes submitted to the company over a 10-year period. Most came from men, a reflection of male dominance across the tech industry.