London scientist creates artificial intelligence to stop ‘old boys’ network bias’

A London scientist has created an artificial intelligence to work as a “recruiter” that can avoid bias towards the “old boys’ network” of white, male Oxbridge-educated job candidates. Tom Bowles’s software is intended to replace human headhunters who perform hours of tasks such as searching Google and checking sites like Crunch Base and LinkedIn. It can tell if a candidate has performed particularly well with a company after moving to a new city, and identify rapid career progression. Dr Bowles said that by analysing these factors the AI “knows” if a person would be right for a company — removing unconscious bias towards certain groups that employers may have. The next phase is getting the AI to interview job candidates on video. The AI has been coded so that it…


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