Algorithms that predict stock-price movements have transformed Wall Street. Algorithms that chomp through our web histories have transformed marketing. Now this data-driven approach is set to transform HR practices.
It can predict who will get a job, or perform, based on tiny details of behaviour. It can show up gender bias, allowing employers to change hiring practices, like orchestras moving to blind auditions. Will it lead to doubtful ethical practices? Or could it lead us to a fairer world?
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