Policy Hour

Policy Hour: Deep Dive Into the NYC Bias Audit Law

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 16:00 GMT
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On April 15, 2023, the New York City Bias Audit Law will take effect, affecting all businesses using automated tools that aid employment decisions.

Meaning that businesses, from April 15, 2023, must:

  • Conduct annual third-party bias audits of automated employment decision tools used to make decisions about candidates residing in New York City.
  • Give notice to candidates about the use of an automated tool and the characteristics it will use to make a decision.
  • Ensure all staff are informed about the NYC Bias Audit Law and their obligation to comply.

This includes systems based on machine learning, statistical modelling or data analytics and typically includes resume screening, AI video interviews, and game-based or psychometric assessments.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on what these requirements mean in practice. We'll cover the following:

  • The broader shift to a risk management approach to AI - Similar rules exist or are under development in the EU and other US states.
  • The current rules, based on two public hearings and extensive written comments.
  • The metrics: how to calculate them, the pitfalls, and challenges.
  • Transparency requirements: how to communicate your audit results.
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Adriano Koshiyama

Co-Founder and CEO - Holistic AI

Adriano Koshiyama is the co-founder and CEO of Holistic AI, an AI governance, risk and compliance (GRC) start-up focusing on software for auditing and risk management of AI systems. He is an active Research Fellow in Computer Science at UCL and has published more than 30 papers in international conferences and journals. Previously, he was part of The Alan Turing Institute and has held many roles as a Data Scientist in Retail, Finance, Recruitment, and R&D companies over the last seven years.

Jacob Canter

Lawyer - Crowell & Moring LLP

Jacob Canter is a lawyer at Crowell & Moring LLP and sits in the San Francisco office. His litigation practice focuses on technology (e.g., intellectual property, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Biometric Information Privacy Act, state privacy laws, contracts, and licensing) and competition litigation (e.g., antitrust, state competition laws, and founders’ disputes). His counselling practice focuses on compliance with state, federal, and international privacy laws; technology licensing; and cybersecurity incident response.

Airlie Hilliard

Senior Researcher - Holistic AI

Airlie Hilliard is a Senior Researcher and focuses on the risks of AI and how it can be made safer and more ethical. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Bath and is a Business Psychologist and Doctoral Researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she researches the bias and fairness associated with algorithmic recruitment tools.

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