Skynet Today Last Week in AI News #65

Last Week in AI News #65 Subscribe for future emails here! Mini Briefs Beware of these futuristic background checks Automated background checks are becoming more common in the hiring process, especially for gig and contract workers. These services typically check for criminal records, but some use AI-powered tools to “scan through resumes, analyze facial expressions during video job interviews, compare criminal records, and even judge applicants’ social media behavior.” The expansive applications of automated screening technologies raise important concerns about privacy and bias, as they suffer from generalization and dataset biases like any other data-driven AI model. Negative backslash has already prompted companies like Predictim, which offered an AI service to “score potential babysitters based on their social media,” to close down.

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