Job.com's Co-founder Arran Stewart isn't happy with the state of AI hiring - specifically in its pervasive bias when it comes to gender, he says.
Currently, there's no disagreement from analysts about the pervasiveness of gender-based AI bias. What they will question is Stewart's claim that he can do something about it.
Job.com, a job matching platform, said it is focusing on eliminating gender bias in the AI platform. The company has set a deadline to complete the work in 2021.
Stewart, co-founder and chief visionary officer for the Austin, Texas, company, said AI bias is an industry-wide problem.
"I will openly admit, and maybe others won't," Stewart said, "that all artificial intelligence for AI recruitment matching will have bias in it. It is impossible for it not to have it."
Stewart blames gender bias, in part, on how machine learning is trained on data sets from occupations that are male dominated, such as tech.
"When the artificial intelligence is learning from a data set of resumes that is predominantly male, guess what? It will only look for male candidates," Stewart said.
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