What We Should Take Away From Amazon’s Embedding Bias in Its Algorithm and Stopping the Project

What We Should Take Away From Amazon’s Embedding Bias in Its Algorithm and Stopping the Project

A while ago I wrote an article warning recruiters about embedding their bias in their selection algorithms. The problem, as I described, is we all have a bias, usually unconscious. Just look around you right now at your department. Is this a good representation of your community in terms of gender, age, ethnicity, and sexual preference? Probably not. And that’s probably not because you’re recruiters are racist. It’s because unconsciously we all have a bias and in many cases in our greater society.