Today, Bristol startup Gapsquare, who use data to build workplace fair pay and equality globally, announce their acceptance onto Tech Nation’s inaugural Applied AI programme. Tech Nation’s six-month programme supports UK-based Artificial Intelligence companies through their transition to the next level of AI with peer-to-peer support and sessions delivered by world-leading coaches. Gapsquare will be following in the footsteps of giants such as Deliveroo, Monzo, Tessian, and TransferWise on the programme this year.

Of the company’s acceptance onto the Tech Nation programme, Gapsquare CTO Ant Kennedy said, “We help companies to use data to deconstruct and end bias and inequality, now is the time for AI to take that step towards generating more inclusive workplaces and we’re proud to be part of that change. Pairing with Tech Nation will enable us to further develop our software to both identify and predict pay inequality within the workplace. We look forward to seeing the change this will make for global employers and the people who work for them.”

This move towards utilising AI to build fairer human workplace systems comes in a world that is increasingly seeing bias in the way that AI systems are built. You might have heard about concerns around AI decision making, including some concerns around grading systems used by exam boards and the fear that AI is embedding bias based on ethnicity and gender

Tech Nation’s insight sessions, meet ups and opportunities allow the Gapsquare team to expand their software’s AI capabilities, taking AI firmly away from routes that reiterate bias and instead using it to generate revelations around where bias already exists.  This programme and its resultant technologies within Gapsquare will empower employers to engage with intelligence and machine learning insights that drive positive change in how they pay their teams.