Bloomberg Law
May 6, 2022, 9:45 AM

Disability Bias Should Be Addressed in AI Rules, Advocates Say

J. Edward Moreno
J. Edward Moreno

Workers with disabilities are looking to federal regulators to crack down on artificial intelligence tools that could potentially pose a bias against them.

At a recent American Bar Association event, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Charlotte Burrows said she is particularly interested in guidance that could protect people with disabilities from bias in AI tools. As many as 83% of employers, and as many as 90% among Fortune 500 companies, are using some form of automated tools to screen or rank candidates for hiring, according to Burrows.

At issue is the potential for AI-powered games or personality tests used ...

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