[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

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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] Other people’s job algorithms – is this a path we want to follow?

A few days ago, LinkedIn (LI) sent me an email saying that "because you recently viewed" a particular position listed in their jobs section, "you might also like" a list of 25 others. I didn't. But I do see this automatically generated mailing - however well intended - as part of a larger trend that … Continue reading [LI] Other people’s job algorithms – is this a path we want to follow?