New York now requires bias checks when companies use AI in hiring – He writes Fox Business. The city’s requirement for third-party “bias screening” is intended to prevent discrimination against minority candidates.
The legislation, which took effect July 5, 2023, requires a third party to perform bias checks on all automated hiring decision tools (AEDTs), which a growing number of companies are using to screen potential employees.
The bill also requires candidates to be notified of AEDT use and requires companies to disclose bias test results if they are using AI software for these purposes.
According to NBC News, Julia Stojanovic, a professor of computer science at New York University, praised the new rules, but also worried that it wouldn’t be enough.
This is an important start, but there are still many gaps, such as validating the very limited category bias. It does not examine age discrimination, which is a significant problem in employment, and it does not examine disability
The discriminating ability of AI is a growing concern among some control groups.
The White House promised last month that federal rules on artificial intelligence would apply soon, and Congress has been looking into possible regulation of the emerging technology.