Type of Culminating Activity

Graduate Student Project

Graduation Date


Degree Title

Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience

Major Advisor

Sin Ming Loo, Ph.D.


This research paper analyzes the ethical implications of utilizing artificial intelligence, specifically AI-based algorithms in business selection and recruiting processes, with a focus on potential violations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Amazon’s attempt at launching AI recruiting tools is examined. This paper will assess the fairness of AI recruiting practices, considering data collection, potential biases, and accuracy concerns in its implementation process. Additionally, the paper will provide an overview of federal civil rights statutes enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and recent guidance for recruiters, along with recent legal challenges and global AI legislation and case laws, to offer suggestions and provide strategies for the enhancement in the use of AI in the business selection and recruiting process, to promote fairness.


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