The Reading List: Indeed’s CEO wants to create ‘cyborg’ recruiters; UNESCO seeks regulations in using GenAI and more

Here is some light reading material curated by Chief of Staff Asia to keep you updated over the weekend.

Indeed’s CEO Wants to Create ‘Cyborg’ Recruiters Using AI | Bloomberg
Chris Hyams, CEO of Indeed, is focusing on how AI can supplement roles rather than replace them in the hiring industry. The site lists 30 million positions in over 60 countries and has evolved from a listing of open positions to an online hub for job seekers and recruiters. Hyams plans to create “cyborg” recruiters that leverage both human and AI strengths.

UNESCO seeks regulation in first guidance on GenAI use in education | Reuters
UNESCO has issued its first guidance on Generative AI (GenAI) use in education, urging governmental agencies to regulate its use, including data privacy protection and age limits. GenAI, launched by OpenAI, has become the fastest-growing app globally, generating various tasks.

Incorporating DEI into Decision-Making | Harvard Business Review
Most people believe in promoting DEI in the workplace. But implicit and unconscious biases — not to mention the constant juggling of priorities required at work — can lead to inequitable decision-making. 

Meet Ernie, China’s answer to ChatGPT | The Economist
China’s AI chatbot, Ernie, has controversial views on science and politics. It claims COVID-19 originated in America and spread to Wuhan via American lobsters. Ernie is quiet on politics, avoiding sensitive topics like China’s president and socialism drawbacks. Developed by Baidu, Ernie aims to revive Chinese tech, which is struggling with America’s export controls and Xi Jinping’s authoritarianism. The bot’s success will impact Chinese tech’s future.

TikTok opens Dublin data centre to ease China spying fears | BBC News
TikTok is migrating European users’ data to Dublin servers amid data privacy concerns over its links to China. The company, owned by ByteDance, is also allowing a European security company to audit cybersecurity and data protection controls.

X, formerly Twitter, to collect biometric and employment data | BBC News
X, formerly Twitter, will collect biometric data on users, including a face photograph, for verification in its privacy policy update. X Premium subscribers can provide a selfie and photo ID. The policy also allows X to collect employment and educational history for job recommendations. The policy will come into effect on 29 September.

With a COVID resurgence possible, is HR prepared? | HR Reporter
As COVID fears rise, Canadian employers should ensure emergency plans are in place to avoid interruptions and maintain consistency. The World Health Organization has warned of “concerning trends” for the virus ahead of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, calling for increased vaccinations and surveillance. The pandemic also provided valuable lessons in corporate continuity.

AI Will Cut Workload for Some Jobs, Forecast for Losses Varies | Investopedia
A report from Wells Fargo Economics suggests that AI could potentially overtake some occupations and bridge labor shortages, similar to past technological revolutions. The report found that while some industries and occupations could be rendered obsolete by AI, past technological revolutions have not caused widespread labor-market disruptions.

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