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Artificial Intelligence as an Instrument of Discrimination in Workforce Recruitment
Artificial Intelligence as an Instrument of Discrimination in Workforce Recruitment

Author(s): Alessandra Miasato, Fabiana Reis Silva
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Law on Economics
Published by: Universitatea Cluj SAPIENTIA
Keywords: biased algorithms; discrimination in labour relations; artificial intelligence;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to reflect on the use of artificial intelligence in the process of hiring and on how biased algorithms can pose a great risk of discrimination to particular groups if artificial intelligence is not used properly with an emphasis on labour relations. Based on current research, we present the wide range of uses how AI technology can be deployed in the search for employees who satisfy the needs of employers on the labour market. The various manifestations of bias in AI implementations utilized in the field of human resources as well as their causes are presented. We conclude that in order to avoid discrimination due to either wilful programmer behaviour or implicit in the data used to train AI agents, the observance of legal and ethical norms, as outlined in tentative projects underway worldwide, is necessary.

  • Issue Year: 8/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 191-212
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English