Algorithms that are used by job recruitment websites are more likely to choose men over qualified woman applicants, according to a new study by the University of Melbourne.
Job websites use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to find the right bunch of candidates suitable for the job which in turn are biased against women.
Funded by Unibank, forty students with masters and postgraduate degrees and some recruitment experience were given CVs of real-life candidates for three roles; data analyst, finance officer, and recruitment officer at Unibank.
They would take data from the CV to generate an algorithm.
As per the AI algorithm, male candidates were chosen over female candidates.
Men were ranked over women irrespective of academic qualifications, relevant work experience and relevant keywords.