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Is Artificial Intelligence Sexist and Racist?

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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

Using Biometric Timekeeping? Be Aware of Potential Compliance Risks

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Human resources professionals could certainly be excused for feeling frustrated with the fact that every technological advance improving business operations comes with new legal landmines to manage. For example, increased connectivity has greatly enhanced productivity opportunities.  But at the same time, it has created new challenges with data management and integrity, off-the-clock work risks, and … Continue reading this entry

Telecommuting - Employees Enter the Sharing Economy? (Part 1)

As onrushing technological changes continue to disrupt our society, the concepts of how we work and, more particularly, where we work, are not immune from that disruption. Forbes Magazine reports that 11 percent (8,000 employees) of Xerox’s employees now work remotely 100 percent of the time. At Aetna, as many as 43 percent of its employees … Continue reading this entry