[LI] Whither resumes? (4 items)

Four items posted to LinkedIn from late summer to autumn 2017 regarding problems with, and future of, the resume. That future could involve automated resume-writing and eventual move to a dynamic "AI" curriculum-vitae.* Time is ripe to automate resume writing - thoughts on another "how to" seminar, (posted August 2017) Seminars about how to craft … Continue reading [LI] Whither resumes? (4 items)

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[LI] AI, HR, recruitment & the individual

Several items posted on LinkedIn in late summer and early fall 2017 regarding how automation is being used and perceived as developing in hiring and the workplace. Includes one from 5 years ago when the dialogue was more from the perspective of "big data." Also re-upped current observations about LinkedIn's attempts to automatically serve suggested … Continue reading [LI] AI, HR, recruitment & the individual

[LI] African languages & mobile phones

Two items on mobiles in Africa, one of which deals explicitly with language interfaces, the other of which evidently doesn't broach the question. Posted on LinkedIn in summer 2017. "MTN Zambia executive details language challenges," MobileWorldLive.com, 12 July 2017 (posted July 2017) Interesting account of MTN Zambia's offering of services in 7 Zambian languages (in … Continue reading [LI] African languages & mobile phones

[LI] AI’s languages; swarming bots

Two items posted on LinkedIn in July & September 2017 about machines arriving at solutions - together & without direction - and what this might mean for our development and use of, and indeed learning from, their capabilities. "Intelligence artificielle : les machines préfèrent parler dans des langues que nous ne comprenons pas," Romain Bonnemaison, PaparGeek.fr, … Continue reading [LI] AI’s languages; swarming bots

[LI] Algorithms behaving badly

Two items posted on Linked in during July 2017 about algorithms not performing as expected. Some thoughts on "algorithmic dysfunctions" (posted July 2017)  Algorithmic dysfunctions? Annoyance turning to concern in how algorithms are handling searches. Previously noted how searching LinkedIn for a name (given+family) yields results without part or all of the name. Puzzling at best … Continue reading [LI] Algorithms behaving badly

[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

[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