Article (August-2017)


The Impact of Automation and Artificial Intelligence on jobs

Vidur Gupta

Designation : -   Co Founder, Spectrum Talent Management

Organization : -  A leading Global HR Service Provider, Noida


Artificial intelligence is already on the verge of transforming the world of work, as the world progresses towards automation. Thanks to complex virtual learning techniques, machines are now able to perform a wide range of physical and cognitive tasks. And the efficiency and accuracy of their work is expected to increase as AI systems advance through machine learning, big data and increased computational power, impacting greatly on job prospect and talent search. There's a common misconception that the advent of new technology strips many people of their livelihoods. In actuality, this kind of technological automation improves the society as a whole and raises the nation's standard of living. Here are a few ways on how AI is making an impact in employment sector:
Spotting the best candidates
Organization using AI for personnel management, are in plans implementing its properties to help them find the best candidates for jobs. Such software often works in one of two ways: spotting the most promising resumes among what may be an unmanageable deluge, or widening the net so employers can find a more diverse pool of candidates than they would select on their own. They use specific matrices and comparative analysis to cull out candidates who seem to be the most opportune fit for the job. From scourging through the endless list to cherry picking the best, AI aids organizations in comparing the rate of efficiencies of different candidates, before even being hired.
Tracking what workers do at their desks
Now, one can keep an eye over employee performance too. Post having hired ideal candidates, artificial intelligence can help managers measure productivity by tracking how employees handle various aspects of their jobs - especially their computer activities. The software can be encrypted in such a way that it logs everything done on a computer, taking periodic screenshots, storing it all for 30 days on a customer's server to ensure privacy. Then, an artificial - intelligence system determines a touch base for company's activities and searches for incongruities contributing to poor productivity. Customers can set activities and thresholds that will trigger an alert and if the software detects anything suspicious, it notifies management. This helps in singling out the problem areas and helping employees in overcoming it.