A Simple Guide to the Proposed EU AI Act that a 12 Year Old Could Understand
August 8, 2023
Hubert & ChatGPT
The hiring game is getting a tech makeover. Here's the scoop: there's a shiny new thing called the EU AI Act, like a rulebook for playing nice with AI. We did something wild – we fed that hefty 106-page EU AI Act to ChatGPT and told it to explain it as if we were a 12-year-old. Here is what it said.
So, imagine a big rulebook that tells AI how to behave. This rulebook, called the EU AI Act, is like a guide for using AI in different things, including hiring new people.
Getting to Know the EU AI Act

It's like when you learn to ride a bike – you want to be safe but still have fun. Well, the EU wants AI to be cool and safe, just like that. They want AI to help us pick the best people for jobs, while also making sure it's fair. Let's take a peek at this rulebook and see how it's changing things.

Taking Apart the Important Stuff in the Rulebook

Imagine sorting your toys into groups: super fun, pretty fun, and not-so-fun. The EU AI Act does something similar with AI. It splits AI into three groups: super safe, kinda safe, and not-so-safe. When we talk about hiring, we're into the kinda safe group, especially when AI helps pick the right people for jobs. Let's unpack this idea of kinda safe AI in hiring and see why it's a big deal.

What's Kinda Safe AI in Hiring?

Imagine you're playing matchmaker for jobs and people. AI comes in and helps you find the perfect match. But, like any good matchmaker, AI has some rules to follow. It needs to be clear about what it's doing, so everyone knows. It's like playing hide-and-seek but telling everyone where you're hiding. The EU AI Act wants AI to be a fair game, so it has some rules.

  • Let's Talk Clearly: Imagine you're in a game, and someone says, "Hey, AI is helping us pick the winners!" The EU AI Act says, "Hold on! Tell everyone that AI is in the game, and explain how it's playing." That way, it's not a surprise, and everyone knows what's happening.
  • Friends with Benefits: Imagine you're flying a plane, and AI is your co-pilot. The EU AI Act says, "Hey, have some real pilots with you too!" Just like you want someone experienced flying with you, AI needs some experts to make sure it's doing a good job and not messing up.
  • Playing Fair and Square: Imagine a bunch of toys, each with a different color. The EU AI Act says, "Make sure all the colors are fair." It doesn't want AI to like one color more than others. So, AI needs to learn from all kinds of people, not just a few.
How Does This Change Hiring?

So, the EU AI Act is like a superhero cape for hiring. It makes hiring fair, clear, and fun. Companies have to show how AI helps pick people, so everyone knows. And if anything goes wrong, companies have to fix it. It's like being the referee in a game – everyone plays by the rules.

Being Friends with Ethical AI: Hubert's Cool Job

Now, let's talk about Hubert – a concrete example of an ethical solution. Imagine Hubert as a friendly robot that helps with job interviews. Hubert is like your buddy who's really good at giving advice. Hubert makes sure that everyone gets a fair chance in interviews, like sharing toys equally among friends.

Hubert's job is to make sure nobody gets treated differently just because of how they look or where they're from. Hubert is like a superhero that fights unfairness. When Hubert does interviews, it's like a dance between people and AI. People still have the final say, like when you pick the movie to watch with your friends.

Hubert is a role model for other robots too. It shows them how to be fair and helpful, just like your best friend.

Cheers for Doing the Right Thing: Hubert's Special Award

In June 2023, Hubert got a big gold star for being a good friend. ManpowerGroup, a group of experts, gave Hubert the "Ethical AI" award. This award is like a thumbs-up for being nice and fair with AI.

But wait, here's a little secret: the EU AI Act we're talking about is still in the planning stage. It's like a recipe that's not fully cooked yet. Our way of using AI matches the plan for now, but the recipe could change a bit before it's official.

Getting Ready for the EU AI Act What HR Folks Should Do

Okay, now imagine you're getting ready for a big camping trip. You need to pack, plan, and be ready for anything. Well, getting ready for the EU AI Act is kind of like that – you need a checklist.

  1. Know the Rules: Study the EU AI Act like you're reading a map. Understand what it says about AI and hiring.
  2. Check Your AI: Look at how you use AI in hiring. Is it in the "kinda safe" group? Does it help choose the right people?
  3. Tell Everyone: If AI is helping with hiring, tell everyone. It's like telling your friends what game you're playing, so they're not surprised.
  4. Team Up: Imagine you're making a cake. You need different ingredients to make it taste good. Well, when AI helps, it needs people who know what they're doing too.
  5. Keep It Fair: Imagine sharing candy with friends. You want everyone to get the same amount, right? Well, AI should learn from lots of people, not just a few.
  6. Make It Fun: Imagine you're planning a party. You want everyone to have a good time. Well, when AI helps, make sure it's a fun and fair party.
  7. Check the Legal Stuff: Get your lawyer friends involved. They'll help you make sure everything is okay with the EU AI Act.
  8. Get Ready to Spend: Plan to use time and money to follow the new rules. It's like getting ready for an adventure – you need the right gear.
The Grand Finale: A Better Tomorrow in Hiring

So, here's the exciting part: the EU AI Act and Hubert are changing how we hire. They're like a magic wand, making hiring fair, clear, and friendly. Imagine a world where everyone has a shot at a job, no matter who they are. It's like a puzzle coming together, with AI and people working side by side.

As HR folks join this cool journey, they're like heroes in a story. They're making sure hiring is honest, friendly, and exciting. Hubert and other fair AI helpers are leading the way, showing everyone how to do the right thing.

Implementation period

What's the EU AI Act All About?

Think of the EU AI Act as a set of rules like a playbook for AI. These rules are like guardrails to make sure AI does its job without causing trouble. It's like having a coach guiding the team to play a good game. These rules are set by a group of countries in Europe and are all about making AI safe and fair, especially when it comes to finding new people for jobs.


How Does the EU AI Act Change Hiring?

Imagine you're playing a game and you need someone to keep an eye on the rules. Well, the EU AI Act does that for hiring. It makes sure companies are open about how they use AI to pick people for jobs. If anything goes wrong, they have to fix it. It's like having a referee in a soccer match – everyone has to follow the rules.


What's the Deal with Hubert?

Hubert is like a friendly robot that helps with job interviews. Imagine you have a buddy who gives you tips on playing a game – that's Hubert. It makes sure everyone gets a fair chance in interviews, just like making sure everyone gets a turn to play a game.

Hubert's superpower is fighting against being unfair. When Hubert does interviews, it's like a dance where both people and AI play a part. But in the end, people get to decide, like when you choose what game to play with your friends.


Why's Hubert So Special?

Hubert is like a hero who sets an example for other robots. It shows them how to be nice and fair, just like being a good friend. Hubert makes sure no one gets treated differently because of how they look or where they're from. It's like making sure everyone gets the same amount of candy – fair and square!

Plus, Hubert got a big pat on the back. ManpowerGroup, a bunch of experts, gave Hubert the "Ethical AI" award. It's like a gold star for being friendly and fair with AI.


What's Up with the EU AI Act?

Here's the scoop: the EU AI Act we're talking about is like a recipe that's still cooking. Our way of using AI matches the plan for now, but the recipe might change a little before it's official. Think of it like getting ready to bake cookies – you follow the recipe, but sometimes you add a sprinkle of something extra.


What Should HR People Do?

Picture this: you're getting ready for a big adventure. You need a checklist to make sure you have everything you need. Well, getting ready for the EU AI Regulation is sort of like that. Here's what HR folks should do:

  • Read and Learn: Check out the EU AI Act, like you're studying for a test. Understand what it says about AI and hiring.
  • Check Your AI: Look at how you use AI in hiring. Is it in the "kinda safe" group? Does it help choose the right people?
  • Tell Everyone: If AI is helping with hiring, share the news. It's like telling your friends about a cool game you found.
  • Work Together: Just like teamwork in sports, AI needs human experts to make sure it's doing a good job.
  • Make It Fair: AI should learn from lots of different people, not just a few. It's like making sure everyone gets a chance to play.
  • Keep It Fun: When AI helps, make sure the hiring process is fun and fair, like a game everyone enjoys.
  • Talk to the Legal Experts: Get your legal team involved to make sure everything is okay with the EU AI Act.
  • Get Ready for the Adventure: Plan to spend time and money to follow the new rules, like getting ready for a big trip.
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A Simple Guide to the Proposed EU AI Act that a 12 Year Old Could Understand
August 8, 2023
Hubert & ChatGPT
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