Sources detail how Amazon shut down a machine learning tool for rating job applications in 2017 because it was biased against female candidates (Jeffrey Dastin/Reuters)

Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Sources detail how Amazon shut down a machine learning tool for rating job applications in 2017 because it was biased against female candidates  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.



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