For the past five years Emmy-award winning journalist Hilke Schellmann has investigated the rise of AI in the world of work and has found that many of the tools that are marketed to democratize hiring, actually cause more harm than good. In this talk she will share some methods on how to test these tools and what organized labour can do to fight back.
Moderator: Ekkehard Ernst, ILO RESEARCH
SpeakerHilke Schellmann, is an Emmy award winning investigative reporter and assistant professor of journalism at New York University.
As a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian, Schellmann writes about holding artificial intelligence (AI) accountable. In her book, The Algorithm: How AI Decides Who Gets Hired, Monitored, Promoted, and Fired, And Why We Need To Fight Back (Hachette), she investigates the rise of AI in the world of work. Drawing on exclusive information from whistleblowers, internal documents and real‑world tests, Schellmann discovers that many of the algorithms making high‑stakes decisions are biased, racist, and do more harm than good.
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