recruiting automation

“The group created 500 computer models focused on specific job functions and locations. They taught each to recognize some 50,000 terms that showed up on past candidates’ resumes. The algorithms learned to assign little significance to skills that were common across IT applicants, such as the ability to write various computer codes, the people said. […] With the technology returning results almost at random, Amazon shut down the project.”

Source : Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women | Reuters