Prison » Companies using controversial AI software to help hire or fire employees – and gauge whether they like their boss

Daily Mail
March 29, 2018

Sometime soon, artificial intelligence could be to blame for you getting hired or fired. 

A growing number of employers have turned to AI to make hiring and firing decisions, as well as to determine how people feel about their bosses, according to the Wall Street Journal.

One of the most popular kinds of workplace-focused AI software out there is called Xander and it can determine whether an employee feels optimistic, confused or angry, among other things.

Xander, which is developed by tech firm Ultimate Software, is being used at steel processor SPS Companies in Manhattan, Kansas, the Journal noted.

SPS used Xander to efficiently analyze and categorize employee responses to a confidential survey.

But it’s not all negative: SPS was able to use the AI-analyzed results from the survey to improve its health care plan after staffers indicated that the current offerings were confusing and overwhelming.

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This article was posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:32 am

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