US civil rights enforcers warn employers against biased AI

The federal government said on Thursday that artificial intelligence technology for screening new job candidates or monitoring worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, and is sending a warning to employers that widely used recruiting tools may violate civil rights laws. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have […]

Apple investors urge company to pass civil rights audit

SAN RAMON, California (AP) AppleShareholders approved a proposal that called for the iPhone maker to undergo an independent audit that evaluated its treatment of women and minority employees, and brought rare criticism of a management team that runs the world’s most valuable company. The measure passed on Friday Apple‘s annual meeting is non-binding, so the […]

Elizabeth Warren urges DOJ and SEC to initiate criminal, civil action

Senator Elizabeth Warren wants the Biden administration to open criminal and civil investigations into this matter. Facebook allegedly misleading customers about the reach of their ads. The Massachusetts Democrat wrote Thursday to Attorney General Merrick Garland and chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler, to determine whether to open investigations. Facebookreorganized as […]

SpaceX Inspiration4 Crew: Who Was on Civil Flight?

When NASA owned and operated its own spacecraft, there was no chance of leasing a Saturn 5 rocket or space shuttle to anyone else. But during the Obama administration, NASA decided to hire private companies to take its astronauts to the space station. One of the program’s secondary goals was to encourage more commercial use […]