Use of Artificial Intelligence to facilitate employment opportunities for people with disabilities – A policy brief from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN).
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace is becoming commonplace, including the use of AI to screen applicants, streamline the application process, provide on-the-job training, disseminate information to employees, and enable workers to become more productive. Companies are recognizing that their diversity and inclusion policies, programs, and activities should include individuals with disabilities. The confluence of the AI and diversity and inclusion movements is causing employers to focus heightened attention and scrutiny on whether AI is facilitating workforce diversity and inclusion. Employers are also starting to recognise that if they are not vigilant, it is possible that the use of AI may actually impede rather than facilitate efforts to recruit, hire, retain, and advance people with disabilities. This policy brief provides a roadmap for businesses to design, procure and use AI to benefit and not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.