Bad data made Amazon's AI biased against women

Tom Allen
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Amazon had to scrap an automated candidate selection tool because it had learned to be sexist

It is no secret that Amazon relies on process automation to dominate the e-commerce market, in areas from warehouses to pricing. Recruitment is one place where it hasn't succeeded, though - and cou...

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