New York City moves to regulate how AI is used in hiring

NYC's recent local laws putting guardrails around the use of AI in hiring situates the city as a modest pioneer in the space. Julia Stoyanovich, associate professor at NYU Tandon and director of the Center for Responsible AI, commented on the varying concerns that arise with such regulations, including questions like Who is being affected by the technology? What are the benefits and harms? Who can intervene, and how?

“Without a concrete use case, you are not in a position to answer those questions,” said Stoyanovich, adding that she is concerned that the city law has loopholes that may weaken it. “But it’s much better than not having a law. And until you try to regulate, you won’t learn how.”