Category: AI

How AI Is Disrupting The HR Tech Marketplace

I just completed more than 20 in-depth interviews with HR Technology vendors to understand their AI strategies. And as I describe in the video below, I believe the results will be dramatic. Not only are vendors reinventing their offerings, new AI-centric systems have a completely different architecture, user interface, and design.

While it’s still ... Read more»

SeekOut Brings GPT4 To Recruiters. Eightfold Launches Copilots For HR.

Two exciting AI announcements for HR today: SeekOut Assist and Eightfold Copilots for HR.

SeekOut Announcement: Giving Recruiters SuperPowers

SeekOut, a fast-growing recruiting and talent intelligence vendor, introduced one of the most exciting new applications of Generative AI today: Seekout Assist. This new product, which builds on the company’s powerful talent intelligence platform, ... Read more»

Why Is The World Afraid Of AI? The Fears Are Unfounded, And Here’s Why.

This week we saw another flurry of panic about AI. Elon Musk and a number of senior researchers wrote a letter asking the world to “slow down” for six months before advancing GPT4 (published by The Future of Life Institute). Goldman Sachs published a note that claims 300 million jobs will be affected by ... Read more»

Workday’s Response To AI and Machine Learning: Moving Faster Than Ever

This week we met with Workday at the company’s annual Innovation Summit and I walked away very impressed. Not only is Workday clear-eyed and definitive about its AI product strategy, the company is entering one of its strongest product cycles in years. I have never seen so many Workday features reach maturity and it’s clear ... Read more»

Microsoft’s Massive Upgrade: OpenAI CoPilot For Entire MS 365 Suite.

Microsoft is betting the farm on OpenAI and ChatGPT with the biggest upgrade to Microsoft 365 in decades. The new release, entitled Microsoft 365 Copilot, delivers Generative AI tools and chat embedded in every module in the suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and Viva. They call it “Your Copilot for Work.”

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The Role Of Generative AI And Large Language Models in HR

Human Resources is one of the most complex, imperfect areas of business. Virtually every decision we make about people (who to hire, who to promote, how much to pay someone, how to develop someone) is based on judgment, experience, personal bias, and some amount of data. And since well over 50% of all corporate spending ... Read more»

New MIT Research Shows Spectacular Increase In White Collar Productivity From ChatGPT

Two Economics PhD candidates at MIT just published a fascinating study of the impact of ChatGPT on white collar productivity. And the results are pretty spectacular. (Note this is not peer reviewed yet.)

The team asked 444 white collar workers to do writing and editing tasks along the lines of marketing, grant writing, data analysis, ... Read more»

Microsoft Launches OpenAI CoPilots For Dynamics Apps And The Enterprise.

While journalists worry about generative AI (chatbots and Large Language Models), Microsoft is powering ahead. This week the company took a big step and introduced OpenAI embedded into Microsoft Dynamics and also introduced development tools to let you build intelligent chatbots on your own data.

This opens the door on the a massive ... Read more»

My Experience With Bing and Chat-GPT: It’s Amazing And Not A Bit Scary.

There have been a flurry of articles about Bing’s new chatbot, many written by reporters who believe it has a personality. (NYT, Wapo, Atlantic, Reddit, Wired,¬†The Verge) And yes, based on my experience with Bing, OpenAI, and Bard, these things do appear to have “feelings.” So let me ... Read more»

Understanding Chat-GPT, And Why It’s Even Bigger Than You Think (*updated)

Everyone has an opinion about Chat-GPT and AI. Engineers and entrepreneurs see it as a new frontier: a bold new world to invent products, services, and solutions. Social scientists and journalists are worried, with one prominent NYT author Ezra Klein calling it an “information warfare machine.” What has god wrought?

Let me just say up ... Read more»

Gloat Lands $90 Million Investment from Generation, Al Gore’s VC Firm

Today Gloat, one of the leading players in the Talent Marketplace space, announced a $90 Million investment from Generation Investment Management, the firm led by Al Gore.

This story has two parts: first the large investment in Gloat, and second the thinking beyond a Sustainability fund investing in HR Tech.

Why Gloat Is So Highly ... Read more»

The Mad Scramble To Lead The Talent Marketplace Market

With the labor market fully disrupted, companies are heavily pushing toward internal development. And one key to this strategy is the adoption of what we now call the Talent Marketplace.

As I’ve written about in the past, a Talent Marketplace is a unique and special HR platform that lets employees find internal positions, ... Read more»

What Is The Metaverse? Facebook’s Strategy And How Microsoft, Disney, and Amazon Could Win.

What Is A Metaverse?

Simply put, a Metaverse is a digital space represented by digital representations of people, places, and things. In other words, it’s a “digital world” with real people represented by digital objects.

In many ways, Microsoft Teams or Zoom is already a form of a Metaverse. You are “there” in the room, ... Read more»

Workday Vs. ServiceNow: The Big Shift

Every decade there’s a major shift in enterprise software. In the 1970s companies bought integrated financial systems; in the 1980s and 1990s it was ERP; now it’s a wild west of tools for digital customer experiences, digital employee experiences, and AI-enabled automation.

And thanks to the pandemic, every company is going through a digital transformation. ... Read more»