Recruitment Platform Sapia shares its ethical framework for AI

Addressing valid concerns in the HR industry about AI, Sapia has released an ethical framework to encourage transparency in the sector

MELBOURNE, Jan 18, 2021 – Sapia (https://sapia.ai/), an Australian technology company that has pioneered transparent AI-assisted hiring solutions, today announced the global release of its Fair Ai for Recruitment (FAIR™) framework to educate HR executives in assessing Ai technology for use in their organisations, as well as act as spark conversations  for Ai developers in the space:  https://sapia.ai/fair-ai-recruitment-framework/

The framework has been released to begin conversations around transparency in HR technology against an explosion of Ai solutions in the sector, with many using algorithms that operate in a ‘black box’. The absence of any form of accreditation of vendors, and the fact that regulation is light years behind tech innovation, has meant a lack of collaboration among vendors to champion Ai ethics in the sector, something Sapia hopes to help change.

The Fair AI for Recruitment (FAIR™) framework :

– Focuses on establishing a data-driven approach to fairness that provides an objective pathway for evaluating, challenging and enhancing fairness considerations.

– Includes a set of measures and guidelines to implement and maintain fairness in AI based candidate selection tools.

-For hiring managers and organisations, it provides an assurance as well as a template to query fairness related metrics of Ai recruitment tools.
-For candidates, FAIR™ ensures that they are using a system built with fairness as a key performance metric.

In launching the framework, Sapia CEO Barb Hyman said: “We have created a framework that we hope can be used as inspiration to ensure that Ai is being used to build inclusive teams – something humans are not capable of doing on their own because we cannot subvert our biases.”

“Our mission is to help HR leaders make bias interruption more than rhetoric, which is why we also published this guide to Making inclusion an HR priority, not a PR one”.

About Sapia

Sapia has become one of the most trusted mobile-first Ai recruitment platforms, used by companies across Australia, India, South Africa, UK and the US, with a candidate every two minutes engaging with their unique Ai chat bot Smart Interviewer.

What makes their approach unique it it’s disruption of three paradigms in recruitment -candidates being ghosted, biased hiring and the false notion that automation diminishes the human experience.

The end result for companies – bias is interrupted at the top of the funnel, your hiring managers make more objective decisions empowered by Smart Interviewer their co-pilot, inclusivity is enhanced, and your hired profile starts to look more like your applicant profile.

Media contacts

Barb Hyman, CEO
barb@sapia.ai


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