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Say What? Every Employee Should Have A Personal Assistant

By: mprinz Wednesday May 25, 2016 comments

On any given day, I bet you can think of 99 things youd rather do than arrange a conference call, meeting or lunch appointment especially for a bunch of people. Its even more frustrating when scheduling conflicts follow post-plan. Then the nightmare starts all over again. Precious time is wasted nailing down the perfect time for everyone involved. Its irritating. Dennis Mortensen felt the pain too, and did something about it. He created Amy and Andrew Ingram artificial intelligence (AI) chat-bots. For most of us, it wasnt feasible to... Read More

Machine Learning Robots: Smart and Pissed with a Purpose

By: mprinz Friday April 8, 2016 comments

Its old news now. Youve probably heard about the robot-gone-rogue Tay and her hate-filled responses. Created to grow like a baby, she was supposed to learn and mature with each human interaction getting smarter as the hours grew longer. Something went awry though. She was killed 24 hours after being introduced to the world as a chatbot with zero chill who targeted 18 24 year olds in playful conversation over several social sites like Twitter. To be clear, zero chill is a catch phrase for recklessness . The blame for her offensive... Read More

Culture Fit vs. Core Values and Purpose (#4)

By: mprinz Friday March 25, 2016 comments

Theres 168 hours in a week. According to the US Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics , the average US worker spends 28% of this time on the clock. Ignoring Coulombs Law for a minute, it makes sense to hire those who are like-minded. People who share common interests, principles and passions will likely play well together. The root of this stems from a Maslow-defined basic human need: the need to belong and to be accepted. Its ingrained in schools, politics, religions and cults and now its a hot topic in HR. The downside of... Read More

Culture Fit and Artificial Intelligence In HR

By: mprinz Monday March 21, 2016 comments

A Closer Look: Can culture fit and personality be accurately determined by analyzing a persons digital footprint? Several companies in cyberspace scour the Web looking for digital trails left behind by users. It makes sense (only 15% of people in the US dont bother with the Internet). Careersunbound is one of those companies. They collect data from various social media platforms and reformat findings into a detailed report about a person personality, culture-fit, profiling stuff. The belief is that these e-footprints provide... Read More

Can the Marriage of Watson and Amelia Produce the Perfect HR Robot?

By: Jerry Thurber Friday January 29, 2016 comments Tags: AI and HR

Once conceived as a metal humanoid complete with retractable arms, blinking lights and a synthesized voice, a robot made no attempt to hide what it was: a man-made machine programmed to perform a specific set of functions and tasks. It served a purpose, to serve the human. It absorbed, amalgamated and analyzed large amounts of data. It took the danger out of jobs and kept everyone safe. It had no need to compete with humans or harm them -except to eliminate the occasional villain of course. The concept of using artificial intelligence in... Read More