Adopting AI to combat unconscious bias

Technology can gather data to generate holistic scores for applicants
By Jahanzaib Ansari
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/31/2018

Hiring a diverse workforce isn’t just about morals and ethics — it actually makes good business sense.

Businesses run by diverse teams are 35 per cent more likely to introduce innovative products to the market, according to a 2013 study conducted by the London School of Economics looking at 7,615 organizations. This is why tech giants — such as Google in 2015, when it announced it was planning to spend US$150 million — are investing in programs to foster and build on diversity.

Regardless of such efforts, there is still a lack of racial and gender diversity at many companies.