The nonprofit sector hasn’t been known to be quick adopters of technology, but the great thing is that we are slowly getting there. Nonprofits are finally using technology to analyze data to define algorithms, understanding more about their donors and more about their organization; thus making them more efficient and more effective at their mission. But here’s a buzzword that’s been ringing in different parts of the sector: artificial intelligence—aka AI. But what do you know about AI? Let’s explore!
We see artificial intelligence (AI) at work every day – from determining what appears first in our Google search for “nearby restaurants,” our social media feeds and online shopping recommendations, to deciding our credit limit or sharing personalized job recommendations. While the tech is still new to the hiring industry, we’re seeing AI reshape talent acquisition by making the process much more efficient, proactive and predictive, leading companies to the right talent, at the right time.
Can artificial intelligence make the hiring process fairer? One of Sweden’s biggest recruiters plans to use Artificial Intelligence-powered robots to conduct job interviews as a way to curb bias in the hiring process.
In an excerpt published by Stanford social psychologist, Jennifer Eberhardt delves into the impact of implicit bias in perpetuating segregation and racial discrimination. She explains that more than half of whites say they would not move to an area that is more than 30 percent black, because they “believe that the housing stock would not be well maintained and crime would be high.” Eberhardt adds that “Black people are just as likely as whites to expect signs of disorder in heavily Black neighborhoods.” Explore this article further to learn how technology often embeds these biases in algorithms.