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DawsonAI 2020 Speaker Series – XAVIER ST-DENIS

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm


Hello everyone!  DawsonAI invites you and your students to a fascinating talk by Xavier St-DenisAssistant Professor, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS).

WhenWednesday, November 11th, from 1:00PM to 2:15PM

This talk will be held via Zoom.  Please click on the following link starting at 12:50PM on November 11th:  https://bit.ly/DawsonAI-XavierStDenis

Title: The use of AI in hiring: Understanding algorithmic bias, fairness, and other challenges

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence is increasingly used by firms for human resources functions, such as hiring, employee retention policies, and performance assessment. Many use cases are seen as problematic because of the black-box nature of many AI algorithms. One source of concern is the use of data based on past decisions and assessments made by humans to train algorithms. This is seen as a possible source of bias in AI. In the context of COVID-19, the use of AI in the workplace is faced by an additional challenge: algorithms are trained on pas data to formulate predictions. However, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in important disruptions in all aspects of professional life. Will this compromise the ability of AI to formulate accurate predictions in the short term? This presentation will be a brief introduction to the use of AI in the workplace, with discussions of
implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you intend to “bring” a group of students to this talk, please RSVP by emailing Carl Saucier-Bouffard at cbouffard@dawsoncollege.qc.ca .


November 11
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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