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Is Artificial Intelligence Sexist and Racist?

intelligence
Last year, Amazon scrapped its machine-learning algorithm because it discovered it had a major problem—the artificial intelligence didn’t like women. The machine-based learning tool was designed to analyze resumes and compare potential applicants to Amazon’s current work force. The algorithm was designed to take 100 resumes and filter out the top five applicants. The problem … Continue reading this entry

The Line Out of This Place Is as Long as the Amazon.com River

Wage and Hour
This month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in a case that would seem to raise easy enough questions: When does an employee’s workday begin and end? What activities count as “work”? However, these questions have given way to tortured analysis and fairly arbitrary results. Over the years, courts have ruled pre-shift and post-shift activities … Continue reading this entry