Amazon has reportedly killed its AI recruitment system after they couldn’t stop it from discriminating against women.
Amazon has reportedly spent years developing the recruitment system to better find resumés for tech jobs. However, the system kept reenforcing biases that it found in data, due to the fact that more men apply to tech jobs than women. The AI would recognize the trend, and continually favor men over women.
Amazon never used the AI in actual practice, and it never got out of the testing phase.