The 12th biennial Language and Development Conference (LDC) will be held in Dakar, Senegal, on 27-29 November 2017. The call for participation (CFP) deadline has been extended to 31 May (apologies as I'm just catching up on this). The theme of this edition of the conference is: Language and the Sustainable Development Goals. From the … Continue reading CFP: Language and Development 2017
Below are two separate items (not articles) posted to LinkedIn in April & May 2017. They each consist of a link plus a brief discussion. The theme again is aspects of the job market in the wake of automation. "The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews," New York Times, 8 April 2017 (posted ~9 April 2017) In my developing … Continue reading [LI] Useless job interviews; recruiters’ tools converse
On the eve of the annual "Bike to Work Day" - which this year is observed nationally in the US on 19 May 2017 (with some exceptions like Chicago and Colorado) - here's a quick look at a couple of aspects of bicycling that don't seem to get much attention: people who bike to work regularly, largely … Continue reading A hidden class of “bike-to-workers”?
On this International Labor Day, May 1, I'd like to take a moment to look at how intelligent automation or "artificial intelligence" (AI) might do more for the employment market, and especially for job seekers, and ultimately how it might transform it. Could we ultimately have intelligent agents - AI bots, in effect - … Continue reading [LI] Towards AI for job seekers?
This year's Earth Day (22 April 2017) has as its theme "Environmental & Climate Literacy." In that spirit, I'd like to suggest that environmental and climate literacy require attention to the impact of industrial scale burning of forests, and the question of whether it makes sense as an investment in reducing carbon emissions. Yesterday there were articles in … Continue reading Earth Day 2017: Let’s stop industrial-scale burning of wood for energy
This is the third of 3 posts on “AI & the self-driving resume” The previous two posts1 have looked at the current state of the job market and why applications of artificial intelligence (AI) could make it function better for job seekers and recruiters. They have also mentioned aspects of how AI in this context … Continue reading AI & the self-driving resume: 3. How AI might work for job seekers & recruiters
This is the second of 3 posts on "AI & the self-driving resume" In a sense, the job market is really a market in resumes, even though a real person - someone seeking a job, a potential employee - is behind each one. Resumes stock databases, they are digitally searched, they may be passed around … Continue reading AI & the self-driving resume: 2. The resume & the market