A New York City law going into effect in January could test the effectiveness the use of artificial intelligence in hiring, The Wall Street Journal reports. Companies utilizing AI for hiring will be required to conduct audits “to assess biases, including along race and gender lines.” Per the law, the company using AI to hire is liable for violations, which can include fines. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, approximately 25% of U.S. companies use automation and/or AI in support of human resources. Employers have expressed reservations the law lacks proper guidelines.
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