Reality Check – AI and Machine Learning Technologies in Talent Acquisition

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“The truth is AI is as “fully automated” as the Great and Powerful Oz was in that famous scene from the classic film, where Dorothy and friends realize that the great wizard is simply a man manically pulling levers from behind a curtain. This blend of AI and humans, who follow through when the AI falls short, isn’t going away anytime soon. Indeed, the creation of human tasks in the wake of technological advancement has been a part of automation’s history since the invention of the machine lathe. “The Humans Working Behind the Curtain” – Harvard Business Review.

A short time ago, I came across a Talent Tech Labs Trends Report that clearly spells out the common misconceptions and hype associated with how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is about to disrupt everything – including talent acquisition. I reached out to Jonathan Kestenbaum, the Executive Director of Talent Tech Labs, who introduced me the the author of the report and President of Talent Tech Labs, Brian Delle Donne.

A little history: Talent Tech Labs was originally founded by the New York City based staffing firm, Mitchell Martin Inc. to foster the growth and development of emerging ideas and companies in the talent acquisition technology space. The company is an incubator and accelerator that mentors startups – on-site at 307 West 38th Street in New York, and through their Virtual Incubation Program.

Welcome to a Innovation Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio. with your host, Peter Clayton

In our interview you’ll hear an educated and researched perspective on AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Neural Networks. Specifically, as these technologies relate to, and support talent acquisition. Now here’s my interview with the President of Talent Tech Labs, Brian Delle Donne.

Peter Weddle
VP, Strategic Development at TAtech
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