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‘Hiring Robots’ Restrictions Passed by Illinois Legislature

May 30, 2019, 8:21 PM

Illinois employers using artificial intelligence platforms during their hiring and recruitment processes would have to seek the consent of job applicants under legislation headed to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Lawmakers voiced unanimous support for House Bill 2557, the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act. The measure passed the House May 29 and the Senate May 23 without a single no vote.

By some accounts, AI-powered video interviewing is transforming the talent acquisition landscape and is being used by hundreds of employers across the country. Human resources departments value the systems for streamlining the recruitment process, controlling costs, and...

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