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Artificial Intelligence

  • Mayor Must Veto Bill Passed by City Council That Will Only Make AI Bias Worse

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    Technology at hand (photo: Edwin J. Torres/ Mayoral Photo Office)

    For years, people have worried that one day robots would replace all of our jobs, but today, they already can decide if you get one. And even worse, they’re racist. That’s the dystopian reality of artificial intelligence tools screening job applicants, automating and amplifying racism and sexism. Racism runs rampant in human hiring, but AI is even worse. And thanks to a bill that the New York City Council just passed, the robots are likely here to stay. If signed or allowed to