This robot, named UR3, is able to type on a computer as well as make coffee – could he be your future colleague? HR-ON puts focus on automation and artificial intelligence at the HR fair in Copenhagen.
With the developments being made in machine learning and artificial intelligence, companies will soon have much stronger candidates to choose from. HR-ONs stand at Copenhagen’s HR fair, gave visitors a surprising look into the future, where UR3 the robot is looking for a job.
“Of course, when we work with artificial intelligence and robots, they are not physical robots, but the principle is the same. It is about automating as much of the process as possible, everything which doesn’t require human input,” HR-ON Director, Ali Cevik, says.
At HR-ON’s stand, guests could watch as UR3 typed into the computer and stated the reasons why he is an eligible candidate.
“Some fear that robots will create unemployment, but actually the use of robots can create jobs. AI will make production more effective and make companies more profitable. This creates a wealthier community, which creates new jobs,” UR3 writes in his application.
With artificial intelligence, HR-ON expects that in the near future it will be possible for a system to identify certains candidates which should be of particular interest to the hiring company.
“The beauty of artificial intelligence is that it can quickly and accurately bring an unmanageable amount of applications down to an orderly pile. This way, companies save time, while also ensuring that they don’t delete any good candidates during the sorting stage,” Ali Cevik explains.
One reason why HR-ON is focusing on AI is that the company has thousands of job vacancies and hundreds of thousands of applications. This vast amount of data makes it possible to do very precise ‘machine learning’ of the user behaviour which leads from reading the initial job post to successful hiring.
There will always be a need for human input
Although artificial intelligence will be able to find the best candidates to be interviewed, Ali Cevik does not anticipate that the whole recruitment process will be automated. Artificial intelligence can sort through a large number of applications, allowing the hiring committee to concentrate on a manageable pile of ‘good’ candidates. But the very last stage of sorting must be done by people.
“Artificial intelligence will never be able to tell you who to hire,” Ali Cevik says.