HR & Labour Relations Adviser
From India, Mumbai
Artificial intelligence is about being able to replicate this "applying of knowledge" by an instrument - like a computer. A lawn mower also has a certain kind of intelligence - in its structure of blades we have hard coded the way the blade needs to move to be able to cut the grass efficiently. But a lawn mower lacks the ability to learn new things. An artificially intelligent instrument will be able to do that - and it does that by collecting data (just like we do) and by trying different things and remembering the outcomes - "cause and effect".
In HR, AI can quite literally revolutionise the reasons why HR exists. Right now the HR department exists to manage people and all the procedures that go into making them more productive and accountable. So the paper work, the training, the performance monitoring, the rewards, the counselling etc etc. A lot of these functions can greatly be improved by using AI enabled instruments. For example much of the paper work, the monitoring can be automated (and there are many startups working on each specific elements) - giving the HR practitioner more time to focus on the true element of what they do - the "human" element.
So in the future (perhaps as little as 20 years) the core function of HR would become more about guiding/counselling people, the wizards (him or her - not being gender biased here) who with their AI augmented wisdom would help the team stay focussed and keep them happy and growing.
From India, Gurgaon
Now computer may also say I think I can do it.
From India, Delhi