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Is an algorithm your next hiring manager?


Have you ever talked to a computer during an interview? Have you ever been made aware of a machine screening your application and CV? Or did you get the impression that you had been selected by an algorithm for a job you interviewed for? And how did this make you feel? In this edition of the Future of Work podcast series we want to explore the rising use of Artificial Intelligence in the hiring process. And to explore this topic, we could not have a better guest than Mona Sloane, Research Assistant Professor at the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering and Senior Research Scientist at the NYU Center for Responsible AI.

Mona Sloane shares with us her research on the uses of AI in recruitment, specifically experiences of both recruiters and tech vendors that have specialised in this field. She shares with us her insights in how AI shifts, changes and shapes professional decision making in the profession of recruiting. We talk with her about the importance of transparency and ethical use of AI tools in recruitment, and the role policy makers and trade unions should play in this process.


Mona Sloane, Ph.D. is a sociologist working on design and inequality, specifically in the context of AI design and policy. She is Research Assistant Professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Senior Research Scientist at the NYU Center for Responsible AI, a Fellow with NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) and The GovLab, and the Director of the *This Is Not A Drill* program on technology, inequality and the climate emergency at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.


Ekkehard Ernst is Chief of the Macro-economic policies and jobs unit of the Research Department at the International Labour Organization.