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Wed 20 May 2020 02:32 PM

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Artificial Intelligence - a job killer or a job giver?

A recent estimation puts 40 percent of the world's jobs at risk as a result of automation over the next 15 years. Before your anxiety levels shot up, let me remind you that this risk is not novel - throughout history, new technologies have replaced human jobs time and time again.

The UAE government has been ahead of the curve in recognising the changing workplace trends, and as part of its efforts to consolidate its status as an international economic hub, the country has introduced numerous initiatives to better prepare industries for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

And as part of the business sector witnessing AI-centric changes, recruitment will also take its share from this automation. Companies will know exactly when candidates are ready for a new job and reach out to them proactively.

Resumés will be screened by algorithms, and candidate selection is likely to take place via automated video interviews conducted by the bots. Searchie is one such company that uses AI technology that monitors 361,000 factors during a 15-minute video interview, including micro-facial analysis, body language and the interviewee’s talking points to determine a candidate’s suitability for a job.