Posted by & filed under AI/Artificial Intelligence, Career, Competitive Advantage, Ethical issues.


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?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *