AI Bias Audits

Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic, and Automation Bias Audits

A growing array of tools powered by Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Automation offer companies the benefit of more efficient and tailored decision making. But these tools also carry a serious risk of unintentionally building bias into the decision-making process, leading to potentially discriminatory outcomes.

Company stakeholders – including employees, applicants, customers, shareholders, boards of directors, as well as regulators – are increasingly focused on the need to eradicate this type of bias. New York City has already enacted a law requiring that businesses using certain “automated employment decision tools” (AEDTs) must have an independent bias audit of the tools done and post the audit results. California and several other states and localities are considering similar requirements for the use of AI and algorithmic-based tools



On March 13, the European Parliament approved the Artificial Intelligence Act, which is intended to establish a clear set of obligations for AI providers and users across the European Union. EU countries are expected to give their formal approval in May.
Artificial Intelligence Act: MEPs adopt landmark law

Federal Agencies are implementing the White House Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, which establishes new standards for safety, security, privacy and equity in the use of AI in the United States.
FACT SHEET: President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence | The White House

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Key AI Actions Following President Biden’s Landmark Executive Order | The White House

Our Bias Audit

Resolution Economics’ expert analysts provide independent bias audits that assess whether use of the AI/Automated tool results in adverse impact on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, age, and/or intersectional identities. We then provide the results in a format that meets the needs of the particular company or applicable regulatory requirement.

+ Pre-Implementation: Using custom built data sets we can analyze the statistical impact of the AI or Automated tool before you implement it and determine whether its use will have a negative impact on any group (e.g., race, gender, ethnicity, age, intersectional groups).

+ Implementation: We can assist the business in designing a pilot study of the AI or Automated tool to assess potential bias prior to full implementation of the tool.

+ Post-Implementation: Once the AI or Automated tool is in use, we can conduct analysis of actual use data from the business to confirm that the tool as implemented remains bias-free.


Our Bias Audit Team

The artificial intelligence and algorithms powering these new tools are becoming ever more complex. Conducting a thorough and reliable bias audit of these tools requires both deep and broad expertise. Resolution Economics has that expertise. Our expert Bias Audit Team consists of professionals with years of experience helping clients from Fortune 100 companies to tech start-ups. Team members include

  • Ph.D. labor economists
  • Compliance and regulatory experts
  • Statisticians
  • CPAs
  • Industrial-Organizational psychologists
  • Data analysts and programmers

Speak with a Professional

Rick Holt, Partner

Rick Holt

Partner, Washington D.C.

Victoria A. Lipnic, Partner

Victoria A. Lipnic

Partner, Washington D.C.

Elaine Reardon, Partner

Elaine Reardon

Partner, Los Angeles

Paul White, Partner

Paul White

Partner, Washington D.C.

Gurkan Ay, DIrector

Gurkan Ay

Director, Washington D.C.

Margo Pave

Director, Washington D.C.

Ye Zhang, Director

Ye Zhang

Director, Washington D.C.