JPMorgan Chase Uses AI Powered Video Game as a Recruitment Tool

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by AlphaAtlas, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Recent reports claim that JPMorgan Chase are trialing "neuroscience-based video games" from pymetrics as a intern recruiting tool. The games supposedly assess applicants' "social, cognitive and behavioral features, such as attention, memory and altruism," and attempt to identify what job the applicant might be best suited for. But, unlike Amazon's "biased" AI recruiting tool, pymetrics says their "Netflix-like recommendation algorithm" is fair and accurate. As the report mentions, it appears that companies are getting more comfortable with the use of machine learning powered recruitment tools, in spite of the potential pitfalls associated with their use.

    Large firms have been increasingly turning to technology to make recruitment and other human resources processes more fair. Systems also include applications that scan performance reviews for unconscious bias or that monitor job ads for phrases that might dissuade a certain demographic from applying ."Our re-imagining of how we hire is part of a broader objective at the firm where we are asking ourselves: 'Can we better meet our diversity goals by broadening the pool of candidates we are considering?'," Mitro said. JPMorgan's pilot will continue with applicants for 2020 internships in the United States, he added, noting that this technology would only be one step of the selection process.
  2. Nafensoriel

    Nafensoriel Limp Gawd

    Nov 23, 2015
    If a significant portion of all hiring in North America is word of mouth and nepotistic for the higher end salary bands exactly how does an AI anything fix that?
  3. katanaD

    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

    Nov 15, 2016

    LOL.. so you want a more diverse pool of candidates.. not necessarily better qualified ones
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  4. gunbust3r

    gunbust3r Gawd

    Dec 12, 2004
    "sometimes you might need to hire impulsive inattentive @ssholes" Instead of just using your eyes and ears you can pay us big $$$$ to identify that through a cheesy game.
  5. PaulP

    PaulP Gawd

    Oct 31, 2016
    They didn't mention the most important metric: competency. If you don't measure that, then everything else is worthless. But then again, they are only using this on interns, and let's face it, at that point in their lives they probably don't have a lot of competence to measure.
  6. dethklokworkorange

    dethklokworkorange Limp Gawd

    Jul 23, 2013
    I've heard of this somewhere before... i2ozk4pzugy2bmnednfa.jpg
    Also, I imagine an intern with a high Altruism score would be rapidly shown the door.
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  7. HVAC

    HVAC n00b

    Sep 25, 2015
    My last comprehensive evaluation by an AI showed that I was most suited for the role and title "Dictator for Life." However, due to the scarcity of open positions and turnover rate of such a job description, I decided to limit my applications to tropical island nations and arctic gulags that do not address me as "Comrade."
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  8. Wrecked Em

    Wrecked Em [H]ardness Supreme

    Sep 14, 2004

    Don't be fooled.