Amazon Shuts Down AI Tool For Showing Gender Bias Towards Women

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Wednesday, October 10th
Amazon's reportedly shutdown an Artificial intelligence tool being used for hiring after they discovered it had a bias towards women.

Reuters says Amazon's Machine-learning tool used previous applications, which were overwhelmingly male, and "concluded" that men should be preferred for new hires.

For more KCBS Radio's Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor spoke with Paul Teich, Principal Analyst for Double Horn who's written about how artificial intelligence can reinforce bias.