RAC Spotlight: HiredScore and the Ethics of AI in Hiring

By: Dave Mekelburg

May 21, 2020

Today, we’re highlighting one of the important talks happening June 4th at the Recruitment Automation Conference (RAC): a discussion on the ethics of AI in hiring between Athena Karp, CEO & founder of HiredScore, and Paul Root Wolpe, the Raymond Schinazi Professor of Bioethics and Director, Center for Ethics at Emory University.

The introduction of artificial intelligence into recruiting has been an impactful change over the past several years – and one that is only growing in impact. This is a timely conversation with a leader in the hiring technology space and one of the nation’s prominent ethicists. Their talk is happening at 1:45 pm ET.

In a separate presentation (at 12:10 pm ET), HiredScore will be diving into a real world case study of their AI solution, and attendees will be able to see how these underlying questions are being addressed in practice.


The Recruitment Automation Conference (RAC) is a free-to-attend fully-virtual conference for everyone in the recruiting and talent acquisition community – a place to come together and learn about how technology is impacting recruiting today and tomorrow. Get your free ticket by clicking here.


More about HiredScore:

HiredScore is an artificial intelligence HR technology company powering the global Fortune 500. HiredScore leverages the power of data science and machine learning to improve hiring processes, talent mobility, candidate experience, and help organizations adapt for the future of work. HiredScore has won best-in-class recognition for delivering business value and industry transformation.

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More about the speakers:


Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. is the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair of Jewish Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Sociology, and the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Dr. Wolpe’s scholarly work focuses on the social, religious, and ideological impact of technology and biotechnology on the human condition. Considered one of the founders of the field of neuroethics, which examines the ethical implications of neuroscience, he is also the founder of BEINGS, “Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit,” which brought together thought leaders from around the world to reach consensus on a set of ethical principles and policy standards for human genetic engineering.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, a past President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, current President of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors, a Fellow of the Hastings Center, and a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the country’s oldest medical society. For 15 years he served as the Senior Bioethicist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Winner of the 2011 World Technology Network Award in Ethics, Dr. Wolpe was named one of Trust Across America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, has recorded a TED Talk with over 1.5 million views, and was profiled in the November, 2011 Atlantic Magazine as a “Brave Thinker of 2011.” Chosen by The Teaching Company as a “Superstar Teacher of America,” Dr. Wolpe has appeared on shows like 60 Minutes and was featured with a personal profile in the Science Times of the New York Times.


Athena Karp. is the founder and CEO of HiredScore, an artificial intelligence HR solution that powers the global Fortune 500. HiredScore leverages the power of data science to deliver deep hiring efficiencies and help organizations adapt for the future of work. HiredScore has won best-in-class recognition in transforming the HR industry. Prior to HiredScore, Athena was an investor in New York at Altaris Capital, where she managed and sourced healthcare investments. Previously, she was an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch for technology companies. Athena is the founder of the technology board of Belmont Charter Network in Philadelphia with +1,000 disadvantaged students, focused on preparing youth for the workforce and a successful life. Athena holds a BSFS from Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is a 2018 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.


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