Researchers: Rebecca Raper, Kevin Maynard, Dr Paul Jackson
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being increasingly used within HR and Recruitment. Not only does AI boast streamlined processes and improved services, but it promises to augment HR decisions and improve the employee journey. One area includes the use of AI to screen candidates prior to an interview. However, such AI has been often proven to be biased, selecting candidates that meet prejudiced criteria and excluding others because of atypical characteristics, or missing certain demographics entirely. At the Institute for Ethical AI we are researching why such bias occurs in HR tools and data sets, how this can be mitigated for HR professionals and the wider business, and how HR professionals can safely and ethically use AI within their organisations. To aid HR professionals in their adoption of AI we are setting up a HR consortium, which will allow HR professionals to embed such research in their current practises.
Funder: AIDA accelerator grant, Research England