Although very little in the spotlight, artificial intelligence is already being used in the human resources sector.
How to quickly understand what means artificial intelligence ?
Artificiel Intelligence was born in the 1940s-1960s in the United States thanks to post-war technological developments. It all started with the creation of a mathematical and computer biological model. The year 1956 marks the appearance of the term artificial intelligence, chosen by John McCarthy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There really is no strict definition of artificial intelligence, so many people use the term to define machines that are not exactly artificial intelligence. As a result, the term has become commonplace over time. Some people, notably Marvin Minsky, have tried to define artificiel intelligence as “the construction of computer programs that perform tasks that are, for the moment, more satisfactorily accomplished by humans because they require high-level mental processes such as: perceptual learning, memory organization, and critical reasoning.“
The democratization of dismissal through artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence is used in some private companies to evaluate and monitor employees. In some cases, it has even sent warnings, firings and termination notices automatically. This new trend of firing employees using artificial intelligence started in the United States. Examples include Meta, Amazon and Accenture. This new way of doing things has also been experimented in a Russian company called Xsolla. To summarize these situations, either the artificial intelligence decided to fire random employees for economic reasons, or it considered that the employees were not efficient enough. This process is far from being unanimously approved and deserves to be legally supervised. Indeed, the reasoning behind a dismissal cannot be in the hands of an artificial intelligence for both ethical and logical reasons. Nevertheless, human resources could democratize this process if it is not conditionally regulated.