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Future Job Recruitment To Be Done By Robots, Stealing Jobs That Give Jobs

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As if fears regarding job loss due to automation wasn’t bad enough, it’s about to get worse. Companies are now starting to use robots to conduct job recruitment. Basically, job-stealing robots are now stealing jobs that determine who will get jobs. This would be what the internet would call jobception.

Called Mya (My Assistant), this new system is powered by artificial intelligence and is meant to make the process of recruiting workers more streamlined, Futurism reports. From a business standpoint, this would make a lot of sense since there’s no point paying someone to judge if someone is worthy of being paid when a robot can do the job just as well and at a lower cost.

For citizens, however, this spells trouble. Workers are already losing their positions to machines that can serve customers in the food industry, as well as in farms, transportation, and even logistics. Getting rid of that human component during the recruitment process is bound to have repercussions on judging a person’s employment value.

As to what exactly Mya will do, its job will include resume approval, data collection on applicants, asking follow-up questions, and handling interview schedules. Short of doing the interview itself, the machine is basically doing everything that a job recruiter does, and that’s the point. Companies can free up personnel from doing tedious tasks such as screening potential employees.

Contrary to what many might believe, however, the creator of the AI told CNN that it can actually help people find jobs easier. Eyal Grayevesky founded Mya Systems and according to him, the machine will actually help job recruiters get more in touch with the human aspect of their responsibility when the back-breaking part is removed.

Not only does Mya provide critical insight into what the job entails, it even offers tips to improve the applicants’ chances of getting hired. If the resumes indicate that job hunters aren’t a good fit for a particular position, Mya can supposedly suggest alternatives.

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