What exactly is Artificial Intelligence?

To say it in simple words, AI definition depends on who you ask.

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“Any task performed by a machine that would have previously been considered to require human intelligence.”- Minsky and McCarthy (fathers of the field).

“Artificial intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to the natural intelligence displayed by humans or animals.”- Wikipedia

Artificial Intelligence refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions.

Remember Vision, a character from the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron? That robot was programmed to think and behave like a human (if you have not seen the movie, watch it!).

yes, this is Vision (above).

The concept of AI is amazing. Imagine the kind of power we as human beings can gather if AI becomes a global necessity. Typically, Artificial Intelligence depicts behaviors such as planning, learning, reasoning, problem-solving, knowledge representation, motion, perception, and manipulation, to a lesser dynamic social intelligence as well.

The intention of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence algorithms are designed to make decisions based on real-time data. They gather information using sensors, digital data, or remote inputs, analyze the data, and act on the insight.

An example is from the transportation industry, autonomous vehicles are equipped with LIDARS (light detection and ranging) and remote sensors that collect information from their surrounding.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Workforce Management

Successful companies place their employees’ importance as equal to consumers, they do so because they understand one thing: to deliver a high-quality product and great results, you need happy and motivated employees. However, it is not easy to implement effective strategies given the complexity of work. It becomes tough for human resource departments to keep up with the pace they are without any external technology help.

According to a survey done in 2020 by Oracle and Future Workplace, human resources professionals believe that Artificial Intelligence can provide opportunities to master skills, allowing human resources to expand their current roles.

For a seamless workflow, it is significant to combine the human mind with AI and machine learning.

Why Artificial Intelligence?

You might wonder why AI? To begin with, AI holds the ability to make decisions in real-time, analyzing algorithms and computing technologies. By combining the human elements (such as emotions and human intelligence) and AI, small and huge businesses can offer an enhanced experience for their employees, candidates.

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AI can offer great insights to businesses and help them understand their target audience, market and show result-oriented sales strategies.

Artificial Intelligence has the amazing ability to imitate human intelligence, the technology adapts automatically to provide refined responses. The main question here is how AI can make an impact on Human Resources.

Employee Experience

The next competition scope of human resources will be focused on employee experience and engagement. According to a survey by Deloitte, nearly 80 % of executives give importance to employee experience and ironically only 22 % express their organizations excel at offering valuable employee experience.

Help in Onboarding

After the hiring process, the AI can be used to introduce new employees to fellow employees, team members, go through the company’s history, can give task assignments, and much more. Onboarding is a vital part that is sadly neglected by most companies, Artificial Intelligence offers the ability to customize the entire process.

Bottom Line

Artificial Intelligence needs a lot of accurate data in order to work efficiently. The ideal solution would be to integrate AI in HR management, to use AI software to go through data collection, and leave the decision-making to the human staff. Going for AI can seem expensive at first but in the long run, it’s worth it.