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New AI tool detects hiring discrimination against ethnic minorities and women

Research shows that various industries have big ethnic and gender pay gaps, but the extent to which discrimination affects these inequalities is tricky to assess. A new AI tool developed at the London School of Economics has shed some light on how recruitment prejudices influence these outcomes. The system uses supervised machine learning algorithms to analyze the search behavior of recruiters on employment websites. The researchers applied the algorithms to the online recruitment platform of the Swiss public employment service. [Read: How Netflix shapes mainstream culture, explained by data] The tool used data from 452,729 searches by 43,352 recruiters, 17.4 million profiles that appeared…

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