And automated background checks may be terrible!
The reports can be created in a few seconds, using searches based on partial names or incomplete dates of birth. Tenants generally have no choice but to submit to the screenings and typically pay an application fee for the privilege. Automated reports are usually delivered to landlords without a human ever glancing at the results to see if they contain obvious mistakes, according to court records and interviews.How Automated Background Checks Freeze Out Renters
So much of ethical AI comes down to requiring a human-in-the-loop for any system that has a non-trivial impact on other humans.