What are the main capabilities of ChatGPT? What can it truly do for recruitment? And what on earth does Generative Pre-trained Transformer mean? In the latest episode of the podcast series AI in Recruitment, we dive deep into ChatGPT, GPT-4 and all of its capabilities for recruitment. We also speak to sourcing expert Marcel van der Meer.
ChatGPT is overwhelming
As technology continues to advance, the use of AI in recruitment is becoming more prevalent, offering recruiters and HR professionals new opportunities to enhance their hiring processes and make more data-driven decisions. In a brand-new podcast series, co-hosts Martijn Hemminga and Jasper Spanjaart explore the benefits, challenges, and potential pitfalls of using AI to source, screen, and hire candidates.
By January, ChatGPT became the fastest-growing platform with 100 million users, reaching 1 billion visits in February alone.
The second episode revolved all around OpenAI’s infamous ChatGPT. The usage stats of ChatGPT are overwhelming. The chatbot saw a meteoric rise, gaining 1 million users within the first five days of its November launch. By January, it became the fastest-growing platform with 100 million users, reaching 1 billion visits in February alone. Meanwhile, it took Twitter five years to reach 100 million users, while it took Instagram two and a half years.
Capabilities for recruitment
For recruitment, ChatGPT itself gives four real options. Automating initial candidate screening, enhancing job advertisements, streamlining candidate communication, and finally, assisting with interview preparation. “Much of it simply has to do with possibilities for assistant. It’s why we saw two major recruitment and HR tech companies come out with releases for products, calling it an assistant or a co-pilot”, Hemminga adds.
Data ownership issues
But data ownership issues remain, the two hosts see. “I’ll keep playing the devil’s advocate here on a show we’ve called AI in Recruitment”, says Spanjaart. “When are we finally talking about ownership of information, all of that astronomical data that ChatGPT uses to formulate its own answers? Again, I don’t like to bring it up on every episode – but I’m already feeling like the legislation is light-years behind how quickly ChatGPT is growing.”
Joe Biden and South Park
Every episode highlights the latest news on AI in recruitment. In this month’s edition: quotes from US President Joe Biden, who said ‘it remains to be seen whether artificial intelligence (AI) is dangerous’. Biden, however, but underscored that technology companies had a responsibility to ensure their products were before making them public. “Tech companies have a responsibility, in my view, to make sure their products are safe before making them public.”
“In the South Park episode, Stan sends several text messages to his girlfriend, which are also generated by ChatGPT.”
The cartoon comedy series South Park has also highlighted ChatGPT, in a pretty unique way. The creators employed help from ChatGPT to create a new episode. The AI-generated speech presented by Stan, in which he argues why people should not be blamed for using ChatGPT. In the episode, Stan sends several text messages to his girlfriend, which are also generated by ChatGPT. Finally, the ending credits show it was ‘written by Trey Parker and ChatGPT’.
Listen to the episode now
Join co-hosts Martijn Hemminga and Jasper Spanjaart as they discuss the latest trends and discuss the latest trends and innovations in recruitment technology, and share practical tips and strategies for leveraging AI in your own hiring processes. Whether you’re a recruiter, HR professional, or simply interested in the future of recruitment technology, ‘AI in recruitment’ is the podcast series for you.
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