Why was your job application rejected: Bias in Recruitment Algorithms? (Part 1)

Merve Hickok
14 min readJul 22, 2020

Originally published in Montreal AI Ethics Institute’s newsletter on July 12,2020. It is part 1 of a 2-part series on bias in recruitment algorithms.

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Humans are biased. The algorithms they develop and the data they use can be too, but what does that mean to you as a job applicant coming out of school or looking to move up to the…

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Merve Hickok

Founder of AIethicist.org; Research Director at Center for AI & Digital Policy; Data Science Ethics Lecturer at University of Michigan — School of Information