Designing AI Applications to Treat People with Disabilities Fairly
December 3, 2020 | Written by: Shari Trewin and Yves Veulliet
Categorized: AI Fairness | Inclusive Design | Inclusive Workforce | User Experience
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Alan was surprised not to get an interview for a banking management position. He had all the experience and excellent references. The bank’s artificial intelligence (AI) recruitment screening algorithm had not selected him as a potential candidate, but why? Alan is blind and uses specialized software to do his job. Could this have influenced the decision?
AI solutions must account for everyone. As artificial intelligence becomes pervasive, high profile cases of racial or gender bias have emerged. Discrimination against people with disabilities is a longstanding problem in society. It could be reduced by technology or exacerbated by it. IBM believes we have a responsibility, as technology creators, to ensure our technologies reflect our values and shape lives and society for the better. We participated in the European Commission High [...]