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
 

Why WeWork’s Vegetarian Policy Won’t Work

“WeWork recently announced a new policy saying that it would not serve meat at its events. I just don’t think that policies that force employees to eat a certain way are either the right way to treat employees or an effective way to save the planet.” – 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.
 

Stop Defining Employee Engagement as Discretionary Effort

On April 26, 2018, in Diversity, Editorial Advisory Board, Engagement, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Working harder and working better often mean working more, especially in our current workaholic, cult-of-busy culture. If employers want employees to do their best, stop looking at “discretionary effort” and start looking at factors employers actually can influence and control.
 

Why Black Blogs Matter

On February 19, 2018, in Discrimination, Diversity, Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“We expect that everyone else experiences the world as we do, and that the way things work for us is the way it works for everyone. This is why it is so hard to recognize our own privilege and biases; they seem normal and natural.” – Heather Bussing
 

The Cult of Nice (You’re Doing It Wrong)

On December 7, 2017, in Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Today, between political correctness and buzzword, double-speak, it’s almost impossible to understand what anyone really means. They may not know themselves. But people sure are good at telling others: I’m Offended. You’re Doing It Wrong!