Tag: hiring

LinkedIn: AI hiring is slowing down due to the pandemic

AI jobs growth is slowing as a result of the pandemic. That’s according to a newly published report compiled by LinkedIn’s Economic Graph Research Insights team, which looked at the health crises’ implications for the most impacted sectors. LinkedIn’s analysis, which covered a post-COVID-19 period from March 16 to May 24 and a pre-COVID-19 period […]

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Facebook CTO says hiring matters for mitigating AI bias, but the company lacks AI research diversity stats

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer endorses the idea that hiring is an important part of diversity in AI and preventing bias for teams building products for users, but he can’t tell you the number of Black people that work at Facebook AI Research. Created with Yann LeCun in 2013, Facebook AI Research has locations in Silicon […]

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Facebook CTO says hiring matters for mitigating AI bias, but the company lacks AI research diversity stats

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer endorses the idea that hiring is an important part of diversity in AI and preventing bias for teams building products for users, but he can’t tell you the number of Black people that work at Facebook AI Research. Created with Yann LeCun in 2013, Facebook AI Research has locations in Silicon […]

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The AI community says Black Lives Matter, but more work needs to be done

This week, as thousands of protestors marched in cities around the U.S. to bring attention to the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and abuses at the highest levels of government, members of the AI research community made their own small gestures of support. NeurIPS, one of the world’s largest AI and machine learning conferences, […]

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Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles

Autonomous vehicle (AV) startup Aurora today announced it’s roughly doubled its workforce to 500 people (up from 250 as of May 2019) and committed to hiring workers across the company as it welcomes 22 remote interns and a trio of executives. Aurora’s hiring spree — which has a specific focus on mid- to senior-level engineers […]

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Traitify raises $12 million to assess job candidates’ personalities with AI

Traitify’s (previously Woofound), which taps AI and machine learning to perform job candidate assessments, today announced it raised $12 million. The bulk of the funds will be put toward product R&D, the company says, Personality assessments often inform hiring decisions — according to a Human Resource Management survey, 22% of corporate respondents require would-be employees […]

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Candor: Most big game companies are hiring during the pandemic

The pandemic has affected almost every industry in the world and it has thrown more than 20 million Americans out of work. But almost all big video game companies are hiring, based on crowdsourced data from Candor, which negotiates salaries for tech workers. The company said that its data shows that there are 10 times […]

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Candor: 46% of 7,000 companies are hiring, 21% are laying off, 32% froze hiring

46% of more than 7,000 companies are still hiring during the pandemic, while 21% are laying off workers and 32% have frozen hiring, according to a new report on crowdsource data from Candor, which helps tech workers negotiate salaries. Indeed.com has also come up with new data on job postings. These reports rely on what […]

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LinkedIn’s AI gives job candidates feedback on their interview answers

LinkedIn today announced a new AI-powered feedback tool for people practicing answers to job interview questions. The Microsoft-owned company claims that in early tests, it resulted in a “significant increase” in LinkedIn members rehearsing their answers. The tool taps into technology Microsoft developed for Presenter Coach, a PowerPoint feature designed to provide guidance with respect […]

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Candor: 267 companies have frozen hiring, 44 had layoffs, 36 rescinded offers, 111 are hiring

The coronavirus has taken a toll on the workforce, and now you can see a list of who’s hiring, freezing hires, laying off people, or rescinding job offers, according to crowdsourced data from Candor, a company that helps tech workers negotiate salaries. In a matter of hours, the list of more than 400 companies posted […]

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Calling BS on the security skills shortage

Much has been made of the security skills shortage over the last few years. In headlines, at conferences, and in survey after survey, warnings are popping up, all with the same dire predictions: There are more and more ways for hackers to breach digital gates and not enough gatekeepers out there to stop them. There’s […]

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