Legal Issues in AI: Bias and Discrimination
APRIL 16, 2019
Bias and discrimination are often used interchangeably. For example, if I want to understand wages and tenure for mid-level women HR professionals, I would exclude men and temps, then figure out how many years’ experience or job level I wanted to see and eliminate the data on everyone outside that range. But this example is a research question, not discrimination. Discrimination is illegal bias that manifests in employment decisions.