Written by: barbara-hyman
Sapia (Previously PredictiveHire) named Best Innovation in Algorithmic Bias Mitigation at CogX 2021
Sapia (Previously PredictiveHire) has won Best Innovation in Algorithmic Bias Mitigation for Fair AI in Recruitment (FAIR™). CogX is the world’s largest celebration of Ai and emerging technology. This is the second time we have been honoured at these awards shortlisted last year for Best Conversational Ai Solution for HR.
The big question of this year’s CogX awards “How do we get the next 10 years right?” couldn’t be more important to us. We want to give everyone a fair go when it comes to getting a job. It has the potential to have so much impact in addressing bias and structural inequality in the world. We know because we’ve seen it. We’ve helped some of the world’s most trusted consumer brands achieve their DE&I metrics by giving all applicants a fair go.
We know Ai tools can seem confronting in concept. Ai has an incredible ability to provide reliability and comfort that outcomes are fair, but if not implemented and used correctly, it can compound bias. Because Ai technology is outstripping regulation in most countries, poor algorithmic hygiene can easily creep in.
We believe that our platform is the world’s most inclusive talent solution and we’re proud to be leading the way on the ethical use of Ai for hiring. We want to empower leaders considering Ai for hiring by giving them the right questions to ask vendors, and we want to get developers talking about bias mitigation best practices.
This year we made FAIR™, our framework for the ethical use of Ai in hiring, available on the public domain. Our framework presents a set of measures and guidelines to implement and maintain fairness in Ai-based candidate selection tools. It is a data-driven approach to fairness. It was a bold move, but CogX liked it.
FAIR™ was created by our team of incredibly dedicated data scientists, led by the incredibly humble Buddhi Jayatilleke our Chief Data Scientist. Our team have tested and re-tested and experimented and re-experimented to find a new formula for assessing talent–one that is 100% inclusive and bias-free.
The winners of the CogX Awards were announced during CogX 2021 in London, June 14-16, 2021.