Subscribe Now

* You will receive the latest news and updates on the Canadian IT marketplace.

Trending News

Blog Post

Your next hiring manager could be an AI
AI

Your next hiring manager could be an AI 

Show Notes

Employee referrals, still make up the bulk of companies’ hires. This, of course, tends to leave out the majority of applicants, where their resumes are dumped into the trash, literally and electronically.

Added to that, recruiters and hiring managers also bring their own biases to the process, often choosing people with the “right-sounding” names and educational background.

We see these biases in almost every business. If you are looking for a job you can identify with these issues. But that could change.

Enter AI.

People who support AI, argue that this technology can eliminate some of these biases. Instead of relying on people’s feelings to make hiring decisions, companies such as Entelo and Stella.ai use machine learning to detect the skills needed for certain jobs.

Now there is something to be cautious about. Using AI in hiring can also lead to discrimination. The system will only look for what it was programmed to do. It will look for certain qualities and skills only.

Rideshares

With the increasing number of rideshares services around the world, it might come as a surprise that New York, one of the busiest cities in the world, has voted to cap the number of ride-hailing cars by imposing a year-long freeze on new licenses.

For Uber and Lyft, this year-long freeze on new licenses in their largest market is the big setback to them.

If this ruling goes into effect, all it needs is the mayor’s signature, then this will affect Uber and Lyft significantly. But not only that, what about other cities who might want to follow what NYC is doing and put a cap on licenses for ridesharing.

Companies like Uber and Lyft will lose revenue and people will suffer by waiting longer and even paying more for a ridesharing service.

Pizza robots

Robots may be going after our jobs, but they’ll make us delicious pizza while they’re at it. Some exciting news for pizza lovers.

Zume, a startup that makes and delivers pizza with robots is in talks with Softbank is in talks to invest $500m to $750m in its robot pizza business.

Softbank has also invested in other food delivery business, in 2016, with Pizza Hut Asia to help distribute their humanoid robots into stores, and more recently they led a $535m funding into meal-delivery app DoorDash.

Zume currently operates 3 trucks from their Mountain View, CA, HQ, but plans to partner with companies like UberEats in the future.

Check out my article on the Galaxy Watch. http://itincanadaonline.ca/index.php/mobility/2430-samsung-launches-galaxy-watch

Related posts