Stuff in Black Boxes - Hirevue

Had a lovely exchange with Bas from the Brainfood Facebook group about the guys at Hirevue, who I wrote about a few weeks ago. Now, Hirevue's pre-hire assessment tool is data-driven but unfortunately for Bas, it doesn't provide candidates with feedback as to why their applications were rejected i.e. a score or a report on your performance during the gamified application.

Bas refers to this as a black box algorithm and says it defies US law because it creates hiring decisions not based on these reports/scores. We started discussing this topic because of a recent WSJ article on the complaint filed to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Hirevue for "algorithmic malpractice".