Roomba for Recruiting: Artificial Intelligence Takes on Talent Acquisition
Artificial intelligence for recruiters makes the jump from science fiction to reality at the 2018 SHRM Conference in Chicago.
June 20, 2018
Once thought of as the realm of science fiction, artificial intelligence has made steady inroads into the mainstream over the last few years. HR and in particular recruiting are proving to be fertile ground.
But it’s not the type of AI you’ve come to expect from sci-fi classics such as HAL from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” said Shobhit Gupta, business strategy and operations lead for AllyO, a Silicon Valley-based company that specializes in AI for recruiting.
“When people think of AI, they think of it as this black box that is independently making decisions and acting on it,” Gupta said in an interview at the 2018 SHRM Conference in Chicago. “We at AllyO think of it like the Roomba, the friendly vacuum cleaner that frankly does things that no one wants to do and does it well.”
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