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LinkedIn With 1 Billion Users Introduces A Job-seeking AI Chatbot

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LinkedIn recently celebrated reaching the impressive milestone of 1 billion members on its platform. To enhance the user experience, the company has introduced several AI-powered tools. One of these is an AI chatbot called the "job seeker coach," designed to assist users in their job search. Additionally, Premium members will have access to other generative AI tools.

AI Chatbot for Job Seekers By LinkedIn

OpenAI's GPT-4 powers the new AI chatbot, which intends to help users make informed decisions about job applications. It is available to Premium users and offers real-time support for various job-related queries. The development required significant engineering resources to reduce latency and ensure a seamless user experience. Also Read- 7 Pointers For An Outstanding Video Interview

LinkedIn's Revenue Growth Focus

LinkedIn is actively seeking to accelerate its revenue growth, especially after experiencing eight quarters of slowing expansion. Recently, the company announced layoffs, primarily in the engineering unit, as part of its efforts to refocus its strategy.

How the Chatbot By LinkedIn Works

The chatbot can activate from a job posting, and users can ask questions such as, "Am I a good fit for this job?" or "How can I best position myself for this job?" The chatbot analyzes the user's LinkedIn profile and experience, providing relevant insights. It can also identify potential gaps in a user's experience that might affect their job application. Users can inquire about the company's employees, and the chatbot can suggest profiles for networking purposes, even drafting messages using generative AI.

Addressing AI Concerns

LinkedIn is aware of the potential for AI bias in job applications and has invested in ensuring that the chatbot operates within responsible AI standards. This, combined with the company's AI models for job matching, aims to provide a personalized and equitable experience for job seekers, mitigating potential biases. LinkedIn's new AI tools aim to assist users in their job search, making the process more efficient and user-friendly.

By Omal J

I worked for both print and electronic media as a feature journalist. Writing, traveling, and DIY sum up her life.


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