Tom Haak

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AI in HR: Artificial intelligence to bring out the best in people

Whenever there's a need to draft a job description, Expedia Inc.'s 3,000-plus recruiters and hiring managers have the option to call on a writing …

Google’s next-generation AI training system is monstrously fast

The TPU V2 could be a huge boon to Google’s cloud computing platform<p>Google today is unveiling its second-generation Tensor Processor Unit, a cloud computing hardware and software system that underpins some of the company’s most ambitious and far-reaching technologies. CEO Sundar Pichai announced …

Machine Learning

The Future Of Performance Management: How AI And Big Data Combat Workplace Bias

Today, there’s somewhat of a crisis of confidence in the way that industry evaluates employee performance. One piece of recent research showed that only 6% of organizations think their performance management processes are worthwhile.<p>Many companies have undergone a move away from traditional, …

Big Data

AI Recruitment: The Future of Automated Recruiting

AI recruitment is the hottest topic in recruiting these days.<p>AI for recruiting is the application of artificially intelligent abilities such as …

Employment

AI For Recruiting: A Definitive Guide For HR Professionals

Since the ATS, recruiters have leveraged technology to make their jobs easier, faster, and better. Today, the dominant theme in HR technology is AI …

Workplace diversity will soon include artificial intelligence

A tsunami of change is already arriving. Artificial intelligence is now capable of doing desk jobs that were previously safe from automation. The …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Boosts Workforce Productivity

AI is becoming an accessible and cost-feasible tool for all market segments -- including entrepreneurs and the businesses they run.<p>Eighty-four percent of businesses see the use of artificial intelligence (AI) as “essential” to competitiveness, while half view the technology as “transformative,” …

Artificial Intelligence

How These Companies Are Using AI To Boost Productivity

Robots aren’t taking our jobs, but artificial intelligence is making it easier than ever to do them.<p>“Amy” saves entrepreneur Gillian Morris about 43 productive hours a year.<p>Morris, the founder of Hitlist, a travel app that alerts users to cheap flights, has been using Amy, a virtual assistant from …

Artificial Intelligence

The Future Of Work: The Intersection Of Artificial Intelligence And Human Resources

Shutterstock<p>Artificial intelligence is transforming our lives at home and at work. At home, you may be one of the 1.8 million people who use Amazon’s Alexa to control the lights, unlock your car, and receive the latest stock quotes for the companies in your portfolio. In total, Alexa is touted as …

Artificial Intelligence

Employee experience, if you would like to stay ahead of the curve

This interview with Ben Whitter was first published by Connect Intelligence and talks about his visit to Australia and how HR and organisations are …

Lyrebird claims it can recreate any voice using just one minute of sample audio

The results aren’t 100 percent convincing, but it’s a sign of things to come<p>Artificial intelligence is making human speech as malleable and replicable as pixels. Today, a Canadian AI startup named Lyrebird unveiled its first product: a set of algorithms the company claims can clone anyone’s voice …

Artificial Intelligence

Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong

It was hailed as the most significant test of machine intelligence since Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess nearly 20 years ago. Google’s …

Singularity

What 'Hidden Figures' Can Teach Recruiters About AI

In the recent film “Hidden Figures,” a group of women known as “computers,” help mastermind NASA’s effort to put a man into space and eventually on …

Intelligence

Why Jeff Bezos Isn't Afraid of Artificial Intelligence

The Amazon CEO doesn't share the views of some of his more fearful fellow tech leaders.<p>While artificial intelligence continues to become a part of everyday life for consumers, the technology has gathered a pretty impressive collection of critics and fearmongers.<p>Don't count Jeff Bezos among them. …

Artificial Intelligence

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in

The world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not fast enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times?<p>Half a century ago, in the great hippie year of 1967, an acclaimed young American science fiction writer, Roger Zelazny, published his third …

Capitalism

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

Artificial Intelligence

Employee Referrals: The 8 Most Important Studies

We have yet to meet one person who doesn’t agree that employee referrals are the best source of hires (and we meet a lot of opinionated people), but …

Employee Engagement

Machine vs. Man

SourceCon (a subsidiary of HR firm ERE Media) recently hosted its annual competition to crown the best sourcer in the world. In the competition, …

Machine Learning

The agile working style started in tech but it could work for banks

Star Trek inspired the first mobile phone by Motorola. Google, Apple and Microsoft have all used science fiction to stay ahead of the curve in the …

How HR can bridge the tech inequality gap

Implementing cutting-edge technology is a concept no longer relegated to IT departments. And HR is no exception. In fact, 92 percent of HR workers …

Innovation

How Self-Service Kiosks Are Changing Customer Behavior

Soon, you may be able to walk into a McDonalds, tap your order on a “Create Your Taste” touch screen, and receive a burger adjusted to your specifications. Avocado and shaved parmesan on your sandwich? No problem.<p>McDonalds isn’t the first fast food chain to consider giving customers more control …

New software could give lip-reading powers to everyone

Giving everyone the ability to comprehend one another might soon be much easier.<p>A team from the University of Oxford's Department of Computer Science has developed new lip-reading software, LipNet, which they claim is the most accurate of its kind to date by a wide margin.<p>The development of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go

The future of computing may be inside our skulls<p>For Bryan Johnson, the founder and CEO of neuroscience startup Kernel, the question is when, not if, we all have computer chips inside of our brains. Kernel, founded last fall with more than $100 million of Johnson’s own money, is trying to better …

Singularity

Google Quietly Launches ‘Badass’ Hiring Tool For Employers

It looks like Google isn’t taking Facebook’s move into the employment space lying down. The company is quietly introducing a new product called …

Applicant Tracking System

Best HR Managers sprint away from the crowd - 5 (+1) Question/s on expectations on HRM to Andrew Spence from Glass Bead Consulting

Everywhere there is a lot of communication about Human Resource Managers and Human Resource Management - but there is less communication with …

The Elf Emmit Allegedly Helps You Focus, Sleep, And Meditate Like A Champ

Picture this: you’re in a crowded coffee shop because you need scones and free WiFi. You’re working on the next great American novel, but you can’t …

Employee journey map example

Episode 33: Evolution of Humanity with AI

Dan and Peter discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity and the conversations happening around the world on this disruptive, …

Singularity

Here’s How Technology Will Shape Marketing Over The Next Decade

Ten years ago, social media was in its infancy. Nobody even heard of mobile marketing, content marketing or big data. The iPhone hadn’t even been …

Google Home

How will the rise of robots impact HR?

An engineer at IBM once told me that the future of information technology could be summed up in a few key terms: mobility, cloud computing, the …