Future of Talent Institute Weekly - Issue #2


Hand curated articles, videos, podcasts, and other media on the future of work, talent, recruitment, and learning. If you find this useful please recommend it to others by posting on Twitter. If you have suggestions for articles, videos, or other sources, please let me know. You can always reach me at kwheeler@futureoftalent.org


Introduction

This issue presents articles and videos on A.I., algorithms and recruiting. In the final section are links to two podcasts: one a chat with Dart Lindsley at Google on Designing Fulfilling Work and the other is a podcast I did recently on Talent Recruitment.

Algorithms, Bias, Recruiting

More and more of the tools recruiters use have some level of A.I. and machine learning in their inner works and almost all rely to some degree on algorithms - those formula-like rules that recommend, match, and assess candidates. Many of the algorithms reflect the biases of their coders. But what makes them particularly problematic is that the data they use and how they use it is not transparent. This is caused by two factors; one is the need to keep the algorithm private to prevent competitors using it and, two, because they are often so complex that even the coder does not fully understand how they make recommendations. These articles explore some of the issues around algorithms and attempts to make them more open..

To Build Trust In Artificial Intelligence, IBM Wants Developers To Prove Their Algorithms Are Fair

IBM scientists propose that artificial intelligence developers start sharing how well their algorithms do on standard tests for performance and fairness.

Guide to the Social Age 2019: Algorithmic Wars | Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring ‘The Social Age 2019’. I redraw the map every year, so the work is cumulative over time. Today, Algorithmic War: how our evolving relationship with knowledge is shifting everything. Humans are pattern recognition machines, so it’s ironic that we are facing such a struggle conceptualising,…

Watchdogs are getting creative to expose hidden algorithms

In the absence of rules around algorithms, activists, lawyers, and tech workers are hacking transparency through other means.

Cognitive Biases and the Human Brain - The Atlantic

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?

Some Books I Recommend

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms: 9780393634990: Computer Science Books @ Amazon.com

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms: 9780393634990: Computer Science Books @ Amazon.com

21 Lessons for the 21st Century: Yuval Noah Harari: 9780525512172: Amazon.com: Books

21 Lessons for the 21st Century [Yuval Noah Harari] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus

Yuvai Noah Harari, the author of the Homo Deus, has written a fascinating book focused on the future.

Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together: Thomas W. Malone: 9780316349130: Amazon.com: Books

Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together [Thomas W. Malone] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence comes a fascinating look at the remarkable capacity for intelligence exhibited by groups of people and computers working together. If you’re like most people

Tom has written a book detailing years of research into what makes teams work and work well. Powerful insights backed with data.

Designing Work & Some Thoughts on A.I. & Recruiting

Episode 15: Dart Lindsley on Designing Fulfilling Work

Jeff interviews Dart Lindsley, Google and former-Cisco Organization Design and Talent Executive, on how to design work for the whole person and to be fulfilling.

Episode 17: Kevin Wheeler on Talent Recruitment

Jeff interviews Kevin Wheeler, Founder Global Learning Resources and Future of Talent Institute, on Talent Recruitment.

Jeff Saperstein, an expert coach, and Hunter Hastings also host many other relevant podcasts.

Interconnected Individuals – Seizing Opportunity In The Era of AI, Platforms, Apps, and Global Exchanges

Seizing Opportunity In The Era of AI, Platforms, Apps, and Global Exchanges