Next time you apply for a job, it could be a computer algorithm deciding whether or not you fit the bill. This is because clever, self-learning programs are getting better than human recruiters at analysing vast amounts of data gleaned from application forms, CVs (curricula vitae or resumes), and social media profiles.
Source: BBC Technology
Date: May 30th, 2016
1) “These algorithms try “to automate the 20-to-50 things the best recruiters do consciously or unconsciously” when shortlisting candidates.” In what other ways could you use technology just like this?
2) Is it ethical for a company to use a computer program to do screening, or not? Why?
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