As AI tech continues to get fed into every aspect of modern life, AI recruiters are deciding new hires at major companies, and the American public isn’t having it.
While many are worried about their jobs being replaced by AI, others are worried about AI deciding where and when they can work. Unfortunately, it’s already happening.
Following the popularity of OpenAI’s chatbot program ChatGPT and the monumental improvements to image generation with DALLE and Midjourney, AI software is starting to get introduced into higher-up positions at major companies.
In China, a major tech companies decided to use an AI CEO to help manage the company. Since then, the company’s stock prices have gone up, but that may just be due to investment hype over the automated AI.
In a survey conducted by Pew Research, 66% of Americans don’t want to apply to a job that is determined by an AI recruiter. Out of 11,004 survey members, the vast majority are unwilling to work with companies that make sweeping decisions with artificial intelligence.
As for the final hiring decision, 71% are vehemently against a computer program choosing who gets a job and who does not.
Participants in the study were also asked their thoughts on the future of AI in the workplace. 62% of Americans believe that the two decades will see EA have a major impact on workers, but only 28% think that they will be affected personally.
The push for AI in the workplace has come directly after the failed Metaverse trend. During the tech industry’s huge focus on virtual Metaverses, many companies wanted to push employees inside virtual reality for work.
However, when it comes to AI, there’s not only the sense that the technology is oppressive, but also biased. AI bias has been proved to exist in all facets of use and can be racist, sexist and homophobic as well.
AI recruiting is unfortunately not exactly new. Over the past few years, virtual job interviews have used computers to vet potential employees. Last year, a study claimed that the use of AI job interviews border on eugenics due to their negative bias against neurodivergent people.