Legal Issues in AI: Discrimination and Bias

“Bias is always an issue with AI because the machine learning systems only know what they are taught. And what machine learning systems ‘learn’ is sometimes surprising or just wrong.” - Heather Bussing
 

Basically, it’s Perfectly Legal to be an Asshole.

“People often wonder if they’re being harassed at work, treated unfairly, or have been wrongfully terminated. It turns out, what most people think of as harassment or “wrongful” is neither — at least legally.” – Heather Bussing
 

Should Age Discrimination Matter to You?

On April 30, 2019, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“We are a culture that idolizes youth. We want to live forever. But we are terrified of getting old. Age discrimination can happen to you. It probably will.” – Heather Bussing
 

Legal Issues in AI: Bias and Discrimination

“Bias is always an issue with Intelligent Tools because the machine learning systems only know what they are taught. And what machine learning systems ‘learn’ is sometimes surprising or just wrong.” – Heather Bussing
 

Religion v. Law

Marriage is one of those places where law and religion cross and both have strong interests.
 

Thoughts on Discrimination

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is the Diversity series we did in year’s past.
 

Boys and Thrones and Sexual Harassment

On January 8, 2019, in Discrimination, Editorial Advisory Board, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“I still regularly have conversations with men who have no clue about what it’s like to move through the world in a smaller, weaker body, to be constantly alert to threats, sexual predators, and captors.” – Heather Bussing
 

Heather’s Annual Employer Holiday Guide

On December 20, 2018, in Discrimination, Editorial Advisory Board, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“So here are my legal and practical suggestions for the holidays at work. Somebody had to say it.” – Heather Bussing
 

Tampering with Certainty

“Equal opportunity does not mean treating everyone like a 50 year-old white guy. It means appreciating people for who they actually are.” – Heather Bussing
 

Discrimination vs. Reality

On June 25, 2018, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
Creating an inclusive, diverse, and successful work place is not about getting every decision perfect. It’s about fairness, openness, and care.