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AI Fairness must be considered as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 22, 2019 | Written by: Si McAleer

Categorized: AI Fairness | Events

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Two days ago, Gartner released its top ten technological trends for 2020 of which business leaders need to be aware. Their third item, “Democratization of Expertise,” caught my eye. I have seen that idea many times tied with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AI’s ability to enable users to make decisions without being experts themselves. 

I think that is something we need to keep in mind right now with October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The theme of the campaign for 2019 is “The Right Talent, Right Now.”  

The 2019 NDEAM Poster in English.

I have heard of a few cases where companies have used AI in their job candidate screening practices to identify candidates who most closely resemble existing high performing professionals within the company. When a candidate does not match that existing profile, the models can [...]

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