In the eighth installment of the AI in Recruitment podcast, hosts Martijn Hemminga and Jasper Spanjaart explore the transformative journey of ChatGPT and its impact on the realm of recruitment. The episode also delves into recent developments surrounding OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, unfolding a compelling narrative of executive changes, resignations, and potential financial consequences in the billions. Listen to the podcast or watch the video.
The Altman saga
The hosts meticulously outline the tumultuous events at OpenAI, chronicling Altman’s purported dismissal, subsequent resignations from key personnel, and the potential financial implications for the company. The rollercoaster narrative concludes with Altman’s unexpected return, the resignations of several board members, signifying a significant shake-up within the organisation.
A groundbreaking year
Following the OpenAI drama, the hosts provide an exhaustive overview of ChatGPT’s evolution over the year. This journey encompasses incremental advancements in factual accuracy and mathematical capabilities, the introduction of the paid version, GPT Plus, and the launch of GPT-4, boasting improved reasoning and creativity. ChatGPT has evolved into a versatile tool, incorporating notable features such as AI plugins, voice capabilities, and the integration of DALL·E 3, enabling responses with images.
The hosts emphasize the groundbreaking impact of web browsing for Plus users, granting real-time access to information beyond the initial data cut-off in September 2021. Hemminga, in the podcast, notes: “They’re now introducing custom versions of ChatGPT called GPTs, which can be tailored for specific purposes.”
More recruitment GPT’s to come?
The new capability allows users to create custom versions of ChatGPT tailored to specific purposes. This includes assistance in learning board game rules, teaching math to children, or designing stickers. Hemminga underscores this capability, stating: “GPTs are a new way for anyone to create a tailored version of ChatGPT to be more helpful in their daily life, at work, or at home—and then share that creation with others.”
“GPTs are a new way for anyone to create a tailored version of ChatGPT to be more helpful in their daily life, at work, or at home—and then share that creation with others.”
Navigating ethical concerns
Despite these advancements, the hosts acknowledge concerns raised by a study from the University of Ghent, which unveiled potential discriminatory behavior in CV screening by ChatGPT based on ethnic identities. The study underscores the necessity for a cautious approach to AI in personnel selection processes, taking into account the risk of reinforcing biases present in training data.
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