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Navigating Ethical Implications of AI in HR: How Faith & Belief Contribute

31 Jul, 2023

Above, watch today’s virtual discussion by top experts from SAP, the EEOC, Vettd and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation on how faith and belief can contribute powerful ethical tools to navigate the AI revolution. The discussion was cohosted by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and the SAP Interfaith Alliance.

Companies are implementing Al in their business processes at a quickening rate. One of the areas for potential concern is Al’s use to facilitate Human Resource decision-making. If such uses are not carefully overseen by real people, the consequences can be destructive.

Question is: Who should have a seat at the table in designing oversight and tracking mechanisms? Who should companies consult as they consider the possible dangers that should be guarded against?

Click here for a summary of the Mentimeter results from the participants collected during the virtual discussion.

On March 28, 2023, more than 1,000 tech executives and Artificial Intelligence (Al) experts published an open letter calling for reflection and a pause before continuing to develop powerful Al systems. More than 33,000 have since signed the letter.

They said, “Powerful Al systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable.”

Companies are implementing Al in their business processes at a quickening rate. One of the areas for potential concern is Al’s use to facilitate Human Resource decision-making. If such uses are not carefully overseen by real people, the consequences can be destructive.

We contend that faith-related perspectives can add a lot of value in this hugely important arena. This year’s Dare to Overcome Conference in Washington DC also included an expert panel discussion (watch) to spotlight the challenges of using Al in HR and illustrate how diverse perspectives of faith and belief can contribute to the needed reflection.