AI in HR
According to Wikipedia, “Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals”.
AI is all about a wide range of machine learning tools and algorithms that quickly provide data, identify and predict patterns for informed decision making. It is possible for the systems to understand speech, identify photos, and use pattern matching to pick up signals about mood, honesty, and even personality. These algorithms are not “intuitive” like human beings, but they are fast, so they can analyze millions of pieces of information in seconds and quickly correlate them against patterns.
AI has transformed our lives at home and at work and has become an essential part of the technology industry. Artificial intelligence is continuously evolving into a smart, intelligent assistant for people to work smartly. You may have seen people using Amazon’s Alexa to control the lights and unlock their car. Power of chatbots has helped in personalizing shopping experience. Digital personal assistants like Siri and Google Now, on iOS and Android platforms are being used to find useful information by using your voice. Every day at work, employees are made to do monotonous work which takes a huge amount of their time. Artificial Intelligence can make these monotonous tasks much easier by providing automated solutions to an endless number of tasks thus saving the valuable time of employees. It is a false belief that AI consists of robots that will replace humans in the job force and ultimately turn on their creators effectively ending civilization. This is absolutely not true, instead, it is simply the replication of human action and learning by the machines. Now when it comes to Human Resources, Artificial Intelligence takes it to a whole new level. It is mechanizing an enormous amount of task that the employees are doing on a daily basis to improve their work-process. The Human Resource sector is a major benefactor of things.
Having AI assistants will be a big game-changer for HR. Mostly because some tasks of the HR are highly repetitive and consumes a huge amount of time. Tasks such as form-filling, answering questions, gathering feedback, login data, scheduling candidates to meet different teams etc. will help the team in achieving a higher level of work which leads to larger goals. A large number of HR professionals have admitted that most of their days were consumed with such administrative jobs. All these tasks are necessary but also time-consuming as well. So if we were to bring the power of AI into this, it will be a lot more productive.