[LI] The near future of job hunting

Here are three more items concerning current developments and the future of job searches, which were posted on LinkedIn in June-July 2017. "Job Hunting in the Digital Age," New York Times, 8 April 2016 (posted June 2017) An article by Tara Siegel Bernard on job seeking which by the way underscores the asymmetry of development of … Continue reading [LI] The near future of job hunting

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[LI] Early use of algorithms for hiring

Early this past summer I came across a couple of items discussing early use of algorithms for hiring and posted them on LinkedIn to call attention to parts of the early history in this area - a decade being a long time when talking about technology. "Google Answer to Filling Jobs Is an Algorithm," New … Continue reading [LI] Early use of algorithms for hiring

[LI] Future of the job search & whose AI will change it

Three more items on how "AI" is changing job hunting. These were posted on LinkedIn in May-June 2017. (I depart from the usual presentation of short LI posts by including in 2 of the 3 below, my writing on the target pages outside of LI.) "The future of job hunting: More Spotify, less Craigslist," CIO.com, … Continue reading [LI] Future of the job search & whose AI will change it

After digitizing libraries, translating knowledge?

Nine years ago I asked the question "Can we localize entire libraries?" In the wake of the National Library of Norway's (Nasjonalbiblioteket) digitization of its holdings and collaboration with Nigeria on materials in the latter's languages, it seems like time to review what mass digitization could mean for translation of knowledge into diverse languages. My … Continue reading After digitizing libraries, translating knowledge?

[LI] Could bots do salary negotiations better than we do?

Recent research published by Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) - "Deal or No Deal? End-to-End Learning for Negotiation Dialogues" - shows that it is possible to train bots to do negotiations. Could this technology be used by job seekers and employers to arrive at optimal salaries? What is interesting is that FAIR's bots were negotiating … Continue reading [LI] Could bots do salary negotiations better than we do?

[LI] Some thoughts on AI, intelligent agents, & transformation of the job market

So, if there were AI (artificial intelligence) bots or intelligent agents (IAs) to assist people looking for employment or a new job, how might they interact with increasingly intelligent processes used by organizations doing recruiting and hiring? And how could that change job seeking and hiring? In a previous article on LinkedIn ("Towards AI for … Continue reading [LI] Some thoughts on AI, intelligent agents, & transformation of the job market

[LI] Bots, chatbots, & job applications

Below are three separate items (not articles) posted to LinkedIn on 24-25 April 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. "Resume Apps and Tricks to Get Past the Bots," Uncubed.com, 24 May 2017 (posted 24 May 2017) This is … Continue reading [LI] Bots, chatbots, & job applications