Fear of what we don’t know, and certainty about assumptions that are wrong

“We are designed to connect with one another. We are also designed to be afraid of new and different things. Both aspects of our reality are important for survival.” - Heather Bussing
 

AI Hiring: Bias in the Code

“While it is true that a machine can do a better job at relentlessly sticking to a narrow script, it cannot see or understand things that are not in the data. Unlike people and their unconscious biases, machines can only change their approach with new measurement and new coding. In other words, while machines may be able to address small components of unconscious bias, they cannot address all (or even most) of it.” - John Sumser

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

“Allowing machines to participate in and perhaps even dictate decisions in Human Resources raises a host of ethical considerations. After all, these systems control various forms of opportunity for the workforce. More precisely, they involve people’s livelihood, hopes and dreams.” - John Sumser

AI in HR Tech: 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
 

The Problem with Corporate Values

Corporate values are not always what they seem. Insincere proclamations and ignored platitudes in values statements can become a powerful negative influence when they are practiced and defended with conviction. Dr. Todd Dewett explains.
 

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
 

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.
 

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