In this special episode of Talking Talent, we discuss artificial intelligence and the impact it will have on recruiting.
Instead of an interview, this episode is a recording of a presentation by Dr. Rand Hindi from our London “Resourcing 2025” event. At that event, PeopleScout launched the next generation of RPO featuring a future-focused approach to service RPO customers across Europe. There, Dr. Hindi described recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and implications those will have on the talent landscape of the future.
Dr. Hindi is an entrepreneur and data scientist. He is the founder and CEO of Snips, building the first AI assistant that protects privacy. Rand started coding at the age of 10, founded a Social Network at 14 and a web agency at 15 before getting into Machine Learning at 18 and doing a PhD in Bioinformatics at 21. He has been elected as a TR35 by the MIT Technology Review, as a “30 under 30” by Forbes, as a Rising Star by Founders Forum, and is a member of the French Digital Council. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Bioinformatics from University College London (UCL), as well as two graduate degrees from Singularity University in Silicon Valley and THNK in Amsterdam.
In the presentation, Dr. Hindi shares his conclusion that for the best results, AI and humans will need to work together to make recruitment decisions. AI provides speed, accuracy and algorithms while humans contribute empathy, emotional intelligence and the ability to solve logical paradoxes. Dr. Hindi explains the differences between the types of intelligence that can be programmed into computers, and the more complex emotional intelligence that cannot be replicated by machines. He also shares the history of artificial intelligence, and what he expects the technology to be capable of in the future.