The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will launch an initiative aimed at rooting out bias created by artificial intelligence and other technologies used in hiring, EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows announced at an Oct. 28 event.
The agency plans to reach out to "key stakeholders" to learn about algorithmic tools and their effect on employment. It will identify a number of best practices and publish technical assistance covering "algorithmic fairness and the use of AI in employment decisions."
"Bias in employment arising from the use of algorithms and AI falls squarely within the Commission's priority to address systemic discrimination," Burrows said. "While the technology may be evolving, anti-discrimination laws still apply."