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|| Nerd Words for HR || - Issue #10

We think, each of us, that we're much more rational than we are. And we think that we make our decisi

|| Nerd Words for HR ||

July 21 · Issue #10 · View online
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We think, each of us, that we’re much more rational than we are. And we think that we make our decisions because we have good reasons to make them. Even when it’s the other way around. We believe in the reasons, because we’ve already made the decision. Daniel Kahneman
I know that the majority of firms really have a positive impact on equity, diversity and inclusion. At the same time, firms are using algorithms or thinking about implementing them without a clear-cut explanation of how the algorithms work. This is, both, the fault of the firms by not asking or understanding the inner workings of the algorithms and the fault of the vendors by not clearly stating how they work. 
People Management is supposed to be the business function in charge of managing people at work. But we are also the the employee champion and change agent. Championing the change toward a more equal workplace means to check for the implications of the technology used.   
This is why the 9th issue of || NERD WORDS for HR || gathers talks, articles, and resources about the topic of biases in algorithms. As always, I have included my implications for HR as an important business function.
Have fun reading || NERD WORDS for HR ||! 

|| NERD WORDS || featured talks
|| NERD WORDS || featured talks
Cathy O'Neil: The era of blind faith in big data must end | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED
|| NERD WORDS || featured research
Joy Buolamwini: How I'm fighting bias in algorithms | TED Talk
|| NERD WORDS || featured research
5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence – TechCrunch
Bias detectives: the researchers striving to make algorithms fair
Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - MIT Technology Review
The danger of unconscious bias in HR decisions and how to overcome it
|| NERD WORDS || Featured resources
|| NERD WORDS || Featured resources
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy: Cathy O'Neil: Fremdsprachige Bücher
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