As CTO of an AI-based startup in New York, Jason Wisdom of Aponia Data can attest that the company uses AI in many communication-related tasks, such report-generating. But he would not want to hand over the performance evaluation process entirely to AI. "I tell my clients, and audiences, that AI is good for automating 80% of the work. The remaining 20% needs to be done by a senior, human professional," he said.
Each quarter, the editors of SearchFinancialApplications recognize new software for innovation or market impact. This quarter, that product is Performance for Performance. Enterprises can use Kanjoya performance review software to obtain a synopsis of an employee's strengths, consensus on areas for improvement and a summary of all the feedback provided by people who review the employee. Elaine Chang, director of products at Kanjoya, based in San Francisco, said Kanjoya's natural language processing and machine learning algorithms continually analyze performance reviews as they are submitted inside the software. The cloud-based tool provides a simple dashboard that displays an employee's "opportunity areas," or items for improvement, and strengths.
An Atlanta charter school received severe backlash after second-graders wearing blackface masks put on a performance for a black history program last week, reports said Saturday. A video of students from Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Charter School reciting Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem "We Wear The Mask," while holding black face masks with exaggerated bright red lips and white eyes, went viral over the weekend. The Dunbar poem, which was published in 1913, speaks of oppression endured by African-Americans. It starts by saying: "We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile." The video, which was posted on Facebook, garnered over 2.8 million views and more than 6,000 views at the time of publishing this story.
Imagine a world where right kind of employee is chosen for the job at a fraction of cost what we currently incur to hire someone. Imagine a workplace where employees are able to work to their maximum potential and any problem which they face can be addressed in real time and the solutions be guided with volumes of data. Imagine a world where employees won't have to face the dreaded year-end ritual of getting appraised by their seniors or peers. All this and much more is possible now with the power of AI.