SXSW 2022

Co-Design AI Hiring Tech for Disability Employment


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced rapidly in recent years, moving from research into the business world. AI hiring tools are being increasingly used, but they carry risks of amplifying bias and discrimination based on gender, disability, and race. A different future is within reach if we use diverse teams to co-design AI hiring tools that can produce better outcomes for diverse users. This diverse panel will explore the potential of using co-design to develop AI hiring tools that are more equitable for disabled people. They'll share examples of hiring tools designed with inclusion in mind and highlight frameworks that vendors and employers can use to develop and deploy AI in more ethical ways aligned to broader efforts to achieve progress for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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  1. How can you adopt inclusive design and leverage the creativity, skills, and lived experiences of disabled people to build more equitable hiring tools?
  2. How can inclusively designed AI hiring tools offer new ways to engage candidates with disabilities and increase their employment opportunities?
  3. How can employers adopt Equitable AI practices to help them achieve broader diversity, equity, and inclusion goals when implementing AI hiring tools?



Bill Curtis-Davidson, Co-Director & Senior Consultant - Emerging Tech Accessibility, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Tech Industry
  • Track 2 Startups
  • Level: Beginner

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