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Peter Lane

As companies rely more on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to find the right job candidates, is recruitment in danger of losing that personal touch?  Peter Lane, a 21-year-old who graduated last summer from Cardiff University with a degree in History, is hoping to get into business consulting.  He’s applied for 55 jobs and secured around 15 interviews, but believes technology has hindered rather than helped his search. The interviews weren’t what he was expecting.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: February 15th, 2018

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42905515

Discussion

1) Is it ethical to use AI to screen candidates for employment?

2) What other applications might this sort of technology be usefully used for?

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