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This NY Times article argues that an algorithm eliminates human biases. Human employers naturally hire someone they like to hang out with--maybe even disregard credentials in favor for "compatibility". But the problem with the proposed solution of using algorithms is they only discern discrete things ie. age, degrees etc. It's like binary in some ways: there are only 1s or 0s, no in-betweens. But humans don't live in absolutisms. Rarely can anyone answer a question with a simple "yes" or "no" (using the binary metaphor, a 1 or 0). If you ask "Do you enjoy life?", the response will obviously depend on multiple circumstances. Humans aren't digital. Interviews are still necessary and algorithms should complement, not substitute people.
Contributed by Lucy Zhang