AI + Hiring: How Algorithms Decide Jobs – Recording

May 14, 2024

As AI takes our economy by storm, it’s quickly being adopted in all aspects of business—including hiring. Companies are using AI to screen resumes, evaluate candidates’ body language in interviews, and more to automate hiring decisions, despite the potential for algorithmic bias. Some companies are even using AI to decide which workers to lay off or terminate.

On Friday, May 10th we explored how AI-fueled hiring and firing decisions hurt workers and can lead to unlawful discrimination. We heard from experts on how to craft policy that protects workers from algorithmic bias and other AI-led harms. This lunchtime panel discussion was held virtually via Zoom.

Panelists included:

  • Matt Scherer, Senior Policy Counsel for Workers’ Rights and Technology at the Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Nancy Tippins, Principal at The Nancy T. Tippins Group, LLC and Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Hilke Schellman, Investigative Reporter, Author of The Algorithm, Journalism Professor at NYU

The panel discussion was moderated by Mariko Yoshihara, Principal at Yoshihara Law & Policy.